August Beauty Gardenia (Grafted)
Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty' (Grafted G. thunbergia)
|Description||This superior grafted selection out-performs others due to rootstock that gives it the ability to thrive in poor soils and easily take up soil nutrients while having excellent resistance to nematodes. A prolific bloomer with large, double, sweetly fragrant, velvety white flowers. A superb evergreen accent, low hedge or container plant.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but never soggy.|
|Blooms||Spring through Fall|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||The perfect plant for filling blank walls of foundation planting adjacent to doors and windows that let the fragrance in. Enjoy same as a sideyard filler. Large enough to be an informal hedge or screen at outdoor living areas, porch or patio and even around a spa. Exceptional background plant for Asian inspired garden design. Works just as well in tropical garden often wanting for flowers. Been singled out by modern garden designers for courtyard effects.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Azalea (Azalea); Daphne (Daphne); Camellia (Camellia); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Handle with care when transplanting; gardenia roots are best undisturbed. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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