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Can gardenias be trees?
The gardenia is an evergreen with leathery leaves and double blossoms. Though it can be pruned into a tree form, the common gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) is actually an evergreen shrub, and its size depends on the cultivar.
Is a gardenia shrub?
The gardenia is a tender evergreen shrub with amazingly fragrant flowers and shiny, dark-green leaves. It's native to the tropics and needs a bit of extra care to grow its best.
How tall does gardenia get?
Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) is also known as cape jasmine and is an evergreen shrub that typically grows to a height of 3 to 8 feet, depending upon the cultivar. Spread is usually about the same as the height. The foliage of well-fed shrubs is glossy, dark-green, 2- to 4-inches long and half as wide.
Do you trim gardenia bushes?
Answer: Major pruning for gardenia shrubs is usually after the spring bloom of around May. The shrubs can be pruned at anytime, but pruning too early or late in the years would remove flowers or flower buds. Usually pruning is minimal to keep the plants in bounds, but more severe trimming can be performed if needed.
How do you care for gardenia bushes?
Gardenias need at least an inch of water a week, whether from rainfall or a hose. Apply mulch to a depth of two to four inches to help keep moisture in the soil and control water-hogging weeds. Don't let the plants become completely dry before you water, and water regularly.