Pruning Gardenia - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, FL
Question by Wcnoles
May 3, 1998
When and how much should a gardenia bush be pruned?


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Answer from NGA
May 3, 1998

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Gardenias do quite well without pruning. However, sometimes pruning is necessary to keep an older bush "in bounds". Pruning should be done soon after flowering to avoid reducing next year's bloom. Thin out old, non-productive growth and remove broken or diseased branches.

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