How to prune & wire a Gardenia Bonsai?

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Published on 17/10/2023


Pruning your bonsai is important not only to maintain or create an aesthetic style but to also ensure light and airflow can reach inner leaves and the gardenia bonsai tolerates pruning well. As soon as the flowers have wilted and died, pinch or cut them off (around late summer). Remove the whole flower, including the dead petals and the whole bud from which it came. In this time period, begin pruning the branches and leaves too, since the buds for next year’s flowers will start forming. If left too late into the year you could risk losing them during the pruning process. Pinching out new growth after flowering would encourage the gardenia to grow bushier and ramify better.

Training your gardenia using wiring should be conducted in the May and June summer months, when the branches are most pliable. We recommend using wires with a thickness that matches the thickness of the branch: if the wire you choose is too thick you will damage the bark. If it is too thin, it won’t be effective.

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