Gardenia augusta (G. jasminoides)
- Common Name(s):
- Cape jasmine, Gardenia
- Kleims Hardy, August Beauty, Veitchii, Crown Jewel
Drought tolerant; may winter burn if exposed to cold and strong winds; good air circulation will reduce pest problems. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- 4-6 ft.
- Opposite or whorled leathery, lustrous dark emerald green leaves; 2-4 in. long
- 2-3 in. waxy white flowers in summer; ages to yellow; fragrant
- 7b to 10
- Sun to partial shade; acidic, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter
- Dense rounded mound
- 4-5 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1565