Hardy Gardenia

Asked March 12, 2019, 5:03 PM EDT

I live in Berlin, MD and have had a bush cover on my outdoor hardy gardenia for the winter months. Is it too soon to take that cover off? Last year, uncovered, I had a lot of dead foliage by Spring, thus my decision to have it covered this past winter. Thank you.

Worcester County Maryland gardenia winter protection shrub

1 Response

It is difficult to predict the weather. To be on the safe side, monitor until there are no frost predictions in your area. Then remove the cover. Here is a link to your average last frost date https://garden.org/apps/frost-dates/

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