Return to the Perennials Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
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

ken


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Perennials Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here