Deep, lustrous green foliage and hardy blooms define Gardenia Shrubs, setting them apart from other flowering varieties. Plus, rich fragrance and easy, carefree growth making Gardenia Shrubs perfect for elevating your homescape.
How to Plant Gardenia Shrubs
Specific planting directions will depend on the variety you choose, but most Gardenia Shrubs like full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sun per day) and well-drained soil. Of course, it's important to ensure that you’re in the correct growing zone.
When you're ready to plant your Gardenia Shrubs, dig a hole large enough to accommodate your Gardenia's root ball (with some room to grow), place your shrub and back fill the soil. Finally, water the surrounding soil to settle the roots. We also recommend mulching around the area to conserve moisture and prevent weeds.
When to Trim Gardenia Shrubs and More
Start by establishing a solid watering schedule. Generally, we recommend watering Gardenias about once or twice weekly for best results. If you’re not sure when to water, however, simply check your surrounding soil about 2 inches down. If you detect dryness here, it's time to water your shrubs.
Fertilizing and pruning are also simple for Gardenias. If you notice slow growth, fertilize in early spring, before the blooming period, with a well-balanced blend for best results. When you go to prune, simply remove dead, damaged or diseased areas and trim for shaping after blooms have faded.