Gardenia Plants

Outdoor Gardenia Planting

Zone 18017 | bababarner added on October 9, 2012 | Answered

The spot where I want to plant my gardenia used to be azaleas, which keep dying on me. I have had over four or five azalea plants in this spot and none seem to survive. How do I condition this land to plant my gardenia?

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Answered on October 9, 2012

Since the azaleas have been unable to thrive here, I would recommend solarizing the bed to kill off any harmful pests or diseases that may be associated with this. In addition, I would get the soil tested to see what, if any, nutrients may be lacking which could affect healthy plant growth. A soil test will allow you to treat the area with the appropriate nutrients and pH levels. Here is more information:

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