Miniature Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'

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Same great fragrance as larger gardenias, but having a dwarf, rounded form enhanced with petite white flowers and smaller leaves. Blooms spring and fall; sporatically throughout growing season. Excellent in low borders or as a groundcover. Great container plant. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Moderate, spreading grower to 6 to 12 inches tall, 2 to 3 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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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 RAH-di-kanz
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasWith its fine texture and traveling habit, this Gardenia is a wonderful scented groundcover. Use it to cover unsightly bare ground in shaded gardens and between larger flowering shrubs and trees. Good on mounds and at home in a naturalized woodland setting.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Houseplant, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureFragrant Summer Flowers

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Handle with care when transplanting; gardenia roots are best undisturbed. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Prune to maintain size and shape.

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