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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
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GARDENIA jasminoides

 
  • Evergreen
    leaves 10cm (4in) or more long.
  • White
    Creamy white
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy shrub. 5- to 12-lobed flowers. 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)
  • Partial shade
    Light or dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - syn. G. augusta
  • 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
  • Saucer-shaped
    to 8cm (3in) across
  • 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 - under glass use ericaceous compost in full light. Keep barely moist in winter. Might require restrictive pruning
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Lanceolate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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