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Gardenia augusta 'Crown Jewel' PP #19896

Cultivar(s):
'Crown Jewel'
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

In the plant world, if you see a 'Crown Jewel' gardenia, you will think you have died and gone to heaven. This dwarf gardenia is compact, cold hardy, and gorgeous.

This gardenia is the product of a formal plant breeding project out of Siler City, NC. 'Crown Jewel" combines the best traits from its parents, 'Kleim's Hardy' and 'Chuck Hayes.'  The hybrid has the 'Kleim's Hardy' dwarf size and prolific flowering, and the cold hardiness and double bloom of 'Chuck Hayes.'

'Crown Jewel' gardenia has attractive, dark green, evergreen foiage on a plant that will grow only 2 feet in height and 5 feet in width. It has a mounding plant habit with white, intensely sweet, fragrant flowers in summer. Use 'Crown Jewel' as a low hedge, foundation plant, or in a group planting in a sunny, well-drained area.

Height:
2 feet
Flower:
Sweet, fragrant flowers.
Zones:
7 to 10
Habit:
Well drained
Site:
Low hedge, foundation plant or group planting.
Form:
Mounding
Width:
5 feet
Tags:
showstopper, small spaces, show stopper, dwarf, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 3092

Gardenia augusta 'Crown Jewel' Gardenia augusta 'Crown Jewel' growth habit
JCRA Photo by Mark Weathington
Gardenia augusta 'Crown Jewel' Gardenia augusta 'Crown Jewel' flower detail
JCRA Photo by Mark Weathington