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Gardenia 'Bush'

Gardenia 'Bush'

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Description: Gardenia 'Bush' is a fragrant and ornamental shrub prized for its beautiful, creamy-white flowers and glossy green foliage. Belonging to the Rubiaceae family, this evergreen shrub is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. The 'Bush' variety of Gardenia is known for its compact growth habit, making it ideal for use as a hedge, specimen plant, or container plant on patios and decks. With its exquisite blooms and intoxicating fragrance, Gardenia 'Bush' adds elegance and charm to any garden or landscape.

🌿 Botanical Name: Gardenia spp. 'Bush' (Gardenia 'Bush')

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Gardenia 'Bush' requires attention to watering, soil acidity, and pruning to thrive.

📏 Size: Gardenia 'Bush' typically grows 2 to 5 feet (60 to 150 cm) tall and wide, depending on the cultivar and growing conditions.

☀️ Light: Place Gardenia 'Bush' in partial shade to filtered sunlight. It prefers bright, indirect light and protection from harsh afternoon sun, especially in hot climates.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Gardenia 'Bush' regularly, especially during the growing season, to maintain soil moisture. Avoid allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

💦 Humidity: Gardenia 'Bush' thrives in high humidity environments. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly, placing a humidity tray nearby, or using a room humidifier, especially indoors.

🌡️ Temperature: Gardenia 'Bush' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from cold drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations, as it is sensitive to temperature changes.

🌱 Soil: Plant Gardenia 'Bush' in well-draining, acidic soil rich in organic matter. Use a soil mix formulated for acid-loving plants or amend the soil with peat moss, compost, or pine bark to improve drainage and acidity.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Gardenia 'Bush' with a balanced fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants. Apply fertilizer according to the manufacturer's instructions during the growing season (spring and summer) to promote healthy growth and blooming.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Gardenia 'Bush' after flowering to remove spent blooms, dead or diseased branches, and to shape the plant. Use clean, sharp pruning shears to make precise cuts, and avoid pruning too heavily, as it can reduce flowering.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor Gardenia 'Bush' for common pests such as aphids, whiteflies, scale insects, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch for signs of fungal diseases such as powdery mildew, leaf spot, and root rot, and ensure proper air circulation and soil drainage to prevent problems.

Propagation: Gardenia 'Bush' can be propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings taken in summer or early fall. Dip the cut ends in rooting hormone and plant them in a well-draining rooting medium. Keep the cuttings moist and warm until roots develop, then transplant them into individual pots.

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