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Gardenia Jasminoides

Botanical Name:

Gardenia jasminoides

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Peat-based, Well-drained, Rich, 5-6.5 pH
Heat Tolerant
70-82°F / 21-28°C
Cold Tolerant
26-41°F / -3 to 5°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennial, Shrub, Evergreen

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 7-11

Plant Height

1-10 ft / 0.3-3 m

Flower

Highly fragrant, waxy, white or cream flowers that become yellow with age.

Fruit

Small, oval, and edible fruits with a yellow coloring.

Benefits
Ornamental

Exquisite white flowers amidst lustrous dark, emerald green foliage with a bushy growth habit.

Attracts

Bees

Pollinators

Songbirds

Warning

Toxic to pets.

Taxonomy

Order

Gentianales

Family

Rubiaceae

Genus

Gardenia

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