Hi, it's October 4th, the weather is still very hot, and it seems like fall...

Asked October 4, 2015, 4:03 AM EDT

Hi, it's October 4th, the weather is still very hot, and it seems like fall will come late this year in Lebanon. The case is, my potted gardenia has started forming buds, but it still needs to be pruned; it just looks disorganized and is hard to find a suitable place for due to its disorganized branches. Does it harm it if I prune it? I really need to. It does not have a lot of complete buds, so I suppose tther's nothing to lose, right?
Thank you

Outside United States gardenia horticulture

1 Response

The best time to prune gardenias is right after they bloom. However, if you need to prune it now then go ahead. You are right that is won't hurt the plant, but you may have fewer flowers this time.