Gardenia thunbergiaItem #3784 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
Attractive evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy foliage. Highly scented, creamy-white flowers are particularly fragrant at night. An ideal garden accent or hedge for mild winter gardens. In colder areas, enjoy as a large container specimen in summer; as a houseplant during winter.
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:6-15' H x 4-10' WFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Late spring to summerFlower color:White
- CareCare InformationProvide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. 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.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Gardenia thunbergia is native to the Southern and Eastern regions of South Africa and neighboring areas.