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Frozen Gardenia Bushes

Posted by ginnier Cen. IL (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 11:57

My son is near Greensboro NC and is sending me pix of 2' round mounds of freezer burnt gardenias and wants to know what now: replace or trim back? I googled and read that they need to be trimmed while dormant. These are 1/3 covered (here and there) with greening up branches. Leaves look like they are a bit pale and are still sorta narrow in their growth.

Any advice, North Carolinians?

PS he wacks his pale pink Knockout roses 10 or 12 inches a couple of times during the summer cuz they get so huge, LOL

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RE: Frozen Gardenia Bushes

they should releaf in the next 2 to 4 weeks ... so let them.. and then figure out what pruning might be requisite ...

otherwise.. he is just guessing ...

but if he is a whacker.. perhaps his personality.. wont allow him to wait and learn how the plant reacts ...

have him load a pic.. if he wants more precise answers ...

and i presume you meant a frost/freeze.. rather than freezer damage... lol


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