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Gardenia jasminoides 'Crown Jewel' PP #19896

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Description

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.' It is winter hardy with protection to zone 6, which is exceptional for gardenias.

'Crown Jewel'  has attractive, dark green, evergreen foliage on a plant that will grow only 2-3 feet in height and 5 feet in width. It has a mounding plant habit with white, intensely sweet, fragrant flowers in summer. Blooms appear on both old and new wood. Use 'Crown Jewel' as a low hedge, foundation plant, or in a group planting in a sunny, well-drained area.

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Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#small spaces#perennial#specimen#white flowers#shrub#container plant#acidic soil#partial sun#cut flowers#show stopper#dwarf#patio#high maintenance#mounding#well-drained soil#spreading#deer resistant#nighttime garden#foundation planting#part shade#long bloom time#rich soil#sunshine#asian garden#border
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#small spaces#perennial#specimen#white flowers#shrub#container plant#acidic soil#partial sun#cut flowers#show stopper#dwarf#patio#high maintenance#mounding#well-drained soil#spreading#deer resistant#nighttime garden#foundation planting#part shade#long bloom time#rich soil#sunshine#asian garden#border
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gardenia
    Species:
    jasminoides
    Family:
    Rubiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Layering
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Species is native to southern China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam
    Wildlife Value:
    Gardenia hips attract birds and other wildlife.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Prostrate
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    dwarf spreading to prostrate form, a heavy bloom of fragrant, double white summer flowers (to 3" diameter)
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Moths
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer