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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8848643

I would LOVE to have a gardenia as a house plant, but we are spatially challenged living in a house that measures 24X24 with only 4 rooms, one is a tiny bathroom with no windows. Is this a fantasy, or can i make this a reality?
Are there miniature gardenias? Are there ways to prune without looking those blooms i am so looking forward to?
Help!

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8848752

I have a gardenia that is about 3' tall that I keep in a pot so I can put it outside in the summer and bring it in the house during the winter. It isn't specifically a smaller sized plant or anything, and I do give it a small haircut when I bring it in during the winter.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8849001

Is it relatively small width wise? What size container is it in? Have any pics? :)
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8851658

I do not have any pics. The horrible heat we had this summer (I guess that is what it was as I lost a lot of plants) killed it. It was in probably a 5 gallon size pot. It wasn't any wider than the pot as I kept it trimmed so it didn't get too big.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8851721

Hmmm... I may be able to create a space for this! :) i've heard they're slow growers anyway, did you find that to be true?
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8851741

Yes, I had mine for years and it didn't grow very fast. I didn't have to do a lot of trimming on it. Just a mini haircut.

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