I haven't planted it yet. It's still in its nursery pot. I live in San Diego County Ca. Very close to the coast, roughly 10 blocks away from the beach or so. Our soil is most likely more on the alkaline side, though I do have an acidic fertilizer on hand for the plants that need it. Soil is also pretty sandy. I normally amend the soil before planting with Dr earth garden/potting soil, Foxfarm or something like it. Oh and I'm in zone 10a.
Basically I am looking to get tips and advice from those who have had success with growing gardenias. I'm thinking that before I may have planted my previous gardenia in too much shade? I want to say it received approximately 5-6 hours of sun (during the summer). Oh and I don't have a photo of the older gardenia, but here's a photo of the new one. If you need anymore information let me know. Thank you.