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Cape Jasmine Gardenia jasminoides 'Jubilation'

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Previously known as:

  • Gardenia jasminodes 'Leeone' PP21983
Phonetic Spelling
gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
Description

Gardenia ‘Jubilation’ is a broadleaf, evergreen, perennial, woody shrub in the Rubiaceae (coffee) family. Gardenias are native to southern China, Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam. This medium-sized, round, and densely gardenia has year-long appeal given its highly fragrant, showy flowers and its thick, lustrous, dark emerald-green foliage. 

‘Jubilation’ can be grown as a houseplant or planted outdoors. It prefers bright indirect sunlight or partial shade. Full sun can scorch the leaves and may bronze them. This variety is cold hardy to zone 7a but may suffer leaf burn during a cold winter. It is drought tolerant once established, slightly salt tolerant, and resistant to damage by deer. It needs acidic soil and good drainage. To encourage continued bloom, prune back spent blossoms just below the leaf node.  Pruning to shape is generally unneeded because it tends to maintain its attractive compact shape but can be done after the initial spring flush of flowers.  Propagate this gardenia by seed or stem cutting. 

Gardenia ‘Jubilation’ is recommended for foundation plantings, hedges, as a garden accent or specimen shrub.  Or plant in small groups as a shrub border beside walkways and patios where its heady fragrance can be enjoyed.  This plant works well in a children's, sensory, Asian, or nighttime themed garden space. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Aphids, mealybugs, scales, and spider mites are occasional pest problems.  Powdery mildew, anthracnose, leaf spots and sooty mold are occasional disease problems but good air circulation will mitigate most of these. Leaf sun scorch and winter burn. 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gardenia
    Species:
    jasminoides
    Family:
    Rubiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Orange berries appear in the fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Extremely fragrant showy white flowers are 2-4 inches and highly fragrant and repeat blooms from spring until fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are leathery, lustrous, and dark emerald green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Children's Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Nighttime Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Salt