GARDENIA augusta 'Crown Jewel'

Commonly known as Cape jasmine

Double white perfumed flowers. Frost hardy
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GARDENIA augusta 'Crown Jewel'

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • Evergreen
    Ovate, elliptic or lance-shaped, glossy, deep green leaves to 10cm (4in) or more long usually carried in whorls of 3.
  • White
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    75cm (30in)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Partial shade
    Or light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - a good subject for a container in areas with cold winters. Can be moved into protection.
  • Pests & Diseases
    under glass - whiteflies, stem and root mealybugs, grey mould
  • Place of origin
    China, Taiwan, Japan
  • Flower Shape
    Double Multi rows of petals, 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
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)

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