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Gardenia jasminoides


Common Gardenia, Cape Jasmine
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Gardenia jasminoides
Principal Common Name Gardenia
Common Name(s) Common Gardenia, Cape Jasmine
Synonym Gardenia grandiflora, Gardenia radicans, Gardenia augusta
Description Gardenia jasminoides or Common Gardenia or Cape Jasmine is an evergreen shrub, which grows to a height of 2 to 6 feet, depending on the variety. Spread is about the same. The foliage of well-fed shrubs is glossy, dark-green, 2 to 4 inches long and half as wide. Depending on the cultivar, the flowers can be either single or double and up to 4 inches in diameter. They are waxy, white and very fragrant.
General Comments
Nativity China
Height Range 2 - 6 FT
Spread Range 2 - 6 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 7 : 8 : 9 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Leathery : Shiny
Form Shrub
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Average : Difficult
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Filtered Light : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Acid : Moist : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Flower : Form : Fragrance

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