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Gardenia jasminoides

Common Name(s):
Cape jasmine, Gardenia
Cultivar(s):
Kleims Hardy, August Beauty, Veitchii, Crown Jewel
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; may winter burn if exposed to cold and strong winds; good air circulation will reduce pest problems. This plant is slightly salt tolerant.

Wildlife Value: This plant is is resistant to damage by deer.

Synonym: Gardenia augusta

 

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite or whorled leathery, lustrous dark emerald green leaves; 2-4 in. long
Flower:
2-3 in. waxy white flowers in summer; ages to yellow; fragrant
Zones:
7b-10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; acidic, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense rounded mound
Width:
4-5 ft.
Tags:
cpp, tsc, drought tolerant, fragrant, salt tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1565

Gardenia augusta (G. jasminoides) Gardenia in bloom
Tatiana Gerus, CC BY - 2.0
Gardenia augusta (G. jasminoides) Gardenia in landscape
Starr Environmental, CC BY - 2.0
Gardenia augusta Gardenia augusta leaf detail
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0