• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growth to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy, Fragrant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growth to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
    Companion PlantsAgapanthus (Agapanthus); Azalea (Azalea); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Handle with care when transplanting; gardenia roots are best if undisturbed. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.