Gardenias can be somewhat fussy about their growing
conditions. Gardenias should be planted in an acidic soil that
has good drainage. They prefer sunny areas and warm temps.
1. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball.
2. Using E.B. Stone Azalea, Camellia and Gardenia Planting Mix
combine one part soil and one part planting compost.
3. Place a small handful of E.B. Stone Blood Meal in the bottom
of the hole and incorporate into the soil.
4. Make sure the top of the original root ball is one inch above
5. Firmly tap soil to remove any air pockets.
6. Water in with Bonide Plant Starter.
For optimum growth and bloom Gardenias require regular feedings of acid-like fertilizers.
1. Feed monthly with E.B. Stone Azalea, Camellia and Gardenia Food.
2. Prevent leaf chlorosis or yellowing by applying Iron Supplement in mid-spring and again in fall.
Soil should be moist to the touch. If moist don't water.
Gardenias require very little pruning. Only prune to:
1. Remove any dead or dying wood.
2. Shape the plant.
3. If used as a hedge, do your major pruning just prior to the flush of growth in spring
to avoid trimming off the newly formed buds.
Control aphids and other insects with Bonide Rose Rx 3 in 1.