How can I prune my Cape jasmine?
How can I prune my Cape jasmine?
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For your major pruning, use sharp pruning sheers that will make clean cuts to avoid damaging your plants. Make each cut at a 45° angle to encourage healthy new growth. Remove any dead or decayed stems first, cutting them off just above the damaged section or cutting them completely to the ground. Next, consider the desired height and shape of your Cape jasmine, and then prune accordingly. To control the size of your Cape jasmine, you can cut back as much as a third of its height and girth . Late winter or early spring is the best time to do so. Finally, you may prefer to just trim off dead or damaged portions of the plant, including deadheading spent flowers, to keep it looking its best. This can be done at any time of year. Diseased or damaged stems should be cut right at the soil line and removed completely. Blooms should be cut off just below the flower head. Cape jasmine is generally vigorous and will not be harmed by pruning. But take care if you live in an area where freezing is likely. If you cut back the stems down to the woody section shortly before a freeze, this can allow water to travel through the stem to the roots, where it may freeze and kill your Cape jasmine.
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A species of Gardenias, Also known as Danh-danh, Cape jessamine
Botanical name: Gardenia jasminoides
Gardenia jasminoides is an evergreen shrub with unique, glossy evergreen leaves and stunning flowers. The sophisticated, matte white flowers are often used in bouquets. The exceptional beauty of this ornamental plant has made it a popular and highly appreciated plant amongst gardeners and horticulturalists.
There are more than 250 species of flowering shrubs and trees in the Gardenia genus, with these bushy plants commonly being grown as hedges and garden borders, especially around walkways and seating areas. While usually grown as an ornamental, cape jasmine produces beautiful flowers, making it a good choice to many gardens. Although not necessarily an easy plant to cultivate, due to its high humidity requirement, finding the perfect conditions for this genus will reward you with large waxy flowers from mid-spring to mid-summer, with a strong, sweet fragrance that beautifully perfumes the air around it.
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