Gardenia Plants
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Should the bottom of a gardenia be bare or should it have leaves?

Zone 71461 | Miwrld1 added on May 14, 2019 | Answered

I have a 30 yr old plant that is in the ground. Not sure of the pruning of the base area...

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 14, 2019

This is common for older gardenias. Restorative pruning will be necessary to restore its health. You will need to do this at the correct time, though. This article will give you more information on how, and when to do this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm

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