Jul 09, It won’t happen. If you want the gardenia to be less spindley, do the pruning in three steps: First, prune it lightly (removing perhaps one fourth of the foliage)in early fall.
The reason you can’t remove more foliage is that severe fall pruning makes a gardenia more likely to suffer cold damage. April-October: We will trim and prune your shrubs and hedges as needed from April to October. During the growing season, we perform our trimming and pruning services at least once a month. During the growing season, we perform our trimming and pruning services at least once a month.
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Jun 18, Gardenias will set their flower buds for the next year in the fall, so pruning in the summer will allow you to cut back some of the older wood without risking cutting away newly set buds. Most varieties of gardenia only bloom once a year, though breeders have developed a few varieties that can bloom more than once a year. The fact that your gardenias are way overgrown makes the question of whether you should prune them a moot point.
You have to prune them. Cut them back as far as you need to after all the trees have dropped their leaves this fall.