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Coconut Magic Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Xtra Large Cream' PPAF

SKU
31434
Big, creamy white flowers are the largest of any gardenia! Reaching up to 6 inches across, the enormous, sweetly fragrant blossoms enhance the lustrous foliage on this rounded evergreen shrub, and are wonderful in cut flower arrangements. Useful as a low hedge or accent for entryways or outdoor living spaces. Thrives in containers.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationgar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasPlant this compact gardenia in enclosed spaces such as entryways or patios where its perfume fragrance can be captured and enjoyed. Perfect for transitional areas such as a doorway, gate or the entry to a gazebo or shade structure. Feature in a white garden, or where they can be enjoyed after dusk, so that the huge white blossoms can be enjoyed on moonlit nights.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAgapanthus (Agapanthus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron(; Daphne (Daphne); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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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