Shaping a gardenia bush
Desire to trim and shape a gardenia bush to become a vertical habit. Need a narrow 3' wide as tall as I can achieve.
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In order to prune without hurting blooming, you should wait until after all the plant's blooms have faded, which should be in the summer. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm