Gardenia Plants
Q.

Pruning Gardenia Shrub

Anonymous added on March 9, 2011 | Answered

My Gardenias suffered some frost/cold weather damage this winter and are looking brown. Should I prune them back at this time, or will they come back on their own?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 10, 2011

Wait until spring is fully here to cut back the plant. It will help protect the new growth, just in case another freeze occurs. Be aware that the buds will have been damaged and it is unlikely you will get flowers this year. These articles will help you as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Gardenia Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More