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First Love Gardenia (Grafted)

Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee' (Grafted onto G. thunbergia)

Pronunciation: gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
SKU #03757
8-11

Good to grow! 10

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OVERVIEW
Description Wonderfully fragrant, large, white, double blooms are larger than any other gardenia and the first to bloom. A superb evergreen landscape accent or container plant for courtyards or patio. This superior grafted selection thrives due to rootstock that is nematode resistant, tolerates poor soils, and more readily takes up soil nutrients.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but never soggy.
Blooms Late Spring through Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary
Design Ideas Here is a Gardenia with huge flowers that are as valuable to the tropical garden as they are to the traditional white moonlight landscape. Plant in sheltered locations as background foliage or up close and upwind as a single specimen to enjoy a long season of fragrance. Also does well in containers on balconies, porches and decks. Very versatile.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Azalea (Azalea); Daphne (Daphne); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
CARE
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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

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