Ask a Question forum: My mother in law cut down my gardenia plant. How do I revive it?

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swheeler613
Mar 25, 2018 1:12 PM CST
When we bought our house 5 years ago there was a beautiful gardenia planted near the walkway. My mother in law cut it down thinking it would grow back but it hasn't. Where it was cut down, it showing green like it is trying to grow. How can i help it along? Thanks.
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plantmanager
Mar 25, 2018 1:24 PM CST
Darn, I bet you wish she wouldn't be so 'helpful'!
It looks like it will be coming back, but you just have to be patient. It might be bigger and better than ever, but it takes time.
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greene
Mar 25, 2018 1:48 PM CST
I don't know the right way to do this but I accidentally mowed down my daughter's Gardenia. It took a while but it did grow back. Don't give up hope. Thumbs up
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mikelzz
Mar 25, 2018 4:20 PM CST
buy another one to plant next to it
put a fence around the new one
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Yardenman
Mar 26, 2018 2:18 AM CST
swheeler613 said:When we bought our house 5 years ago there was a beautiful gardenia planted near the walkway. My mother in law cut it down thinking it would grow back but it hasn't. Where it was cut down, it showing green like it is trying to grow. How can i help it along? Thanks.
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First, send MIL off to the nursing home., LOL!
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purpleinopp
Mar 26, 2018 8:55 AM CST
The leaves forming on this stump do not look like Gardenia, unless some have serrated edges.
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Xeramtheum
Mar 26, 2018 8:58 AM CST
Hi and welcome to NGA!

I'm with Tiffany - I don't know of any gardenia that has serrated edges! Do you by any chance have a picture of the flower? That said, just feed the bajeebers out of it .. don't use the time release stuff, use the 1 tablespoon per gallon stuff and feed it once a week. Until we know what kind of plant it is, use an all purpose food. Normally, gardenia love acid food.
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