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Q.White Single Bloom Gardenia Has Several Pods Forming

Zone Huntsville, AL | control1287 added on September 14, 2021 | Answered

Hello all, My white gardenia has been a performer this year, blooming from early spring until today 9.14.21, i have noticed that it has some new growth emerging but i also noticed some swollen pod looking places (6 or 8) where the blooms were. I assume it is going into seed mode but not sure. I am new to Gardenias and i love this baby. It is around 5 to 6 years old and i have never noticed these bulbous looking places before. Do i need to prune these or let it do its thing?

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Answered on September 15, 2021

Yes, that is a forming seed pod. You can leave it if you want to get seeds from the plant, or you can prune them off if you want to focus on growth.

Here are some articles that will help you to care for them:


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