Gardenia jasminoides 'Jubilation'
A Southern Living plant selection, of the old Southern favorite. This variety grows only 3 ft tall and 3 ft wide and really needs no pruning, expcept for those folks out there who like to make work--if you have to keep these shrubs in check, then prune them right after their spring bloom. A lovely evergreen shrub that works well in zones 7 thru 10. Will grow in full sun or part shade but full sun can scorch the leaves and bronzes them a little. After a cold winter do not be surprised if the shrubs do not come back. If this occurs consider replanting in a more protected location in the landscape.
The fragrant white blooms come out in the spring with their lovely perfume and they tend to sparsely rebloom again in the early fall. Gardina's are heavy feeders and will be grateful for a good acidic, slow release fertilizer applied in late spring, and since they are sometimes "shy" to bloom, this will kick start their hormones and get them budding up. They also want to have some mulch for weed control and they certainly don't like wet feet. Prune to shape after summer bloom. Once established they are drought tolerant.
- 3-4 ft.
- Simple, shiny, ovate, dark green, smooth margin
- Large fragrant white blooms in the spring and summer and sometimes into the fall.
- Well-drained soil, partial shade especially from afternoon sun which can scorch leaves. May need some protection from winter frost.
- 3-4 ft
NCCES plant id: 3159