You will need
- - a sharp knife;
- - charcoal;
- - "EPIN-extra".
From potted Gardenia, usually form a low lush Bush or small tree with a smooth trunk and a spherical crown, which is called the standard form of the plant. To obtain this shape will suit a rooted cutting or seedling. In the early spring from young Gardenia pruned all side shoots, leaving the trunk to the leaves.
As soon as the seedling grow to a length sufficient for the formation of a tree presidnete the top Bud. Leaving three or four buds at the top of the barrel, all other should be removed along with the leaves the growth of the top shoots. Clearing away leaves and buds part of the stem to the branches, forming a crown, you will receive a plant with a smooth trunk. Once the branches are left for the formation of the crown, reached the desired length, presidnete buds on their ends.
At Gardenia, which forms a Bush in late winter or very early spring, pinch out the buds on the ends of shoots in length from fifteen to twenty inches. Stretched out branches are pruned to the same size on all Bush. The day before pruning the plant watered abundantly.
Shortening the shoots, keep the last remaining branch of the kidney was no closer than half a centimeter from the end of the branch. The cut can be powder charcoal. Cutting Gardenia, spray it with a solution "EPIN-extra", made from two drops of the preparation two hundred milliliters of water.
If necessary, the plant can forming in the autumn, after flowering. Trimmed during this period of gardenias will require wintering in a well lit area at a temperature of about sixteen degrees. In a shaded room with the warmer air generated by the plant over the winter will stretch and lose much of its decoration.
Malformed old Bush Gardenia can be rejuvenated by cutting in the early spring all the branches at a height of about four centimeters from the soil surface. Putting this plant into the lighted area without direct sunlight, you will get the opportunity again to form a compact Bush from the young shoots.