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Commonly known as Cape jasmine
Genus of about 200 species of evergreen trees and shrubs from open woodland or savannah in tropical regions of Africa and Asia.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their attractive foliage and fragrant, showy flowers.Pests & DiseasesWhiteflies, mealybug, grey mould (Botrytis).Place of originTropical Africa and Asia.
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winterdo not over-water in winter
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFor greenhouse - ericaceous compost - dappled light - moderate humidity.
Buy Varieties of GARDENIA
double white perfumed flowers. Frost hardy
(syn. Floribunda) - a compact bush for the greenhouse with creamy-white heavily scented camellia-like flowers and handsome glossy foliage