Gardenia Plants

Pruning Flowering Bushes

Anonymous added on August 17, 2012 | Answered

When do you cut back your yellow bell, sweet Betsy, gardenia, and camellia bushes?

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Answered on August 20, 2012

Pruning of yellow bells may be necessary each spring to maintain both size and appearance. Cut off any leggy, old, or weak growth. Sweet Betsy does not necessarily require pruning; however, if you choose to prune it, do so immediately after flowering to shape. You can also prune some older limbs back to the ground to encourage new shoots. For help with gardenia and camellia shrub pruning, here are some articles that you may find helpful:

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