Gardenia Plants

Pruning a Gardenia Bush


Anonymous added on June 7, 2011 | Answered

My gardenia bush is really old and I was wondering just how far back I can cut branches without damaging the bush. Would it be all right to cut down to just above the graft? Or is that too far down? Also, should I remove the 'suckers' that are down at the bottom of the bush? I really love my bush, as it has lots of blooms and they really smell good. I don't want to kill the bush. Hope you can help.


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Nikki
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Answered on June 7, 2011

On average, most plants can be pruned back by a third. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm

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