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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
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - elliptic or lance-shaped 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) -
  • 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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