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GARDENIA jasminoides

Commonly known as Cape jasmine



(syn. Floribunda) - a compact bush for the greenhouse with creamy-white heavily scented camellia-like flowers and handsome glossy foliage

  • Evergreen - elliptic or lance-shaped leaves 10cm (4in) or more long.
  • White - creamy white
  • Height - 1m (39ins)
  • Spread - 1m (39ins)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - bushy shrub. 5- to 12-lobed flowers to 8cm (3in) across. Usually grown as one of the double variants.
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, mealybug, grey mould(Botrytis).
  • Place of origin - China, Taiwan, Japan.
  • Flower Shape - Formal double - Multi rows of petals in a symmetrical shape, no stamen showing
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not 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 winter - do not over water in winter
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - for greenhouse - ericaceous compost - dappled light - moderate humidity
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1m (39ins)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
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