Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: (7)8 to 11
Size: 4 to 6' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Dark green foliage to 4" long, 2" wide, opposite or in whorls of three, lighter below, leathery. Terminal flowers, fragrant, white, in spring to summer, sometimes repeating in early autumn. Problems with powdery mildew, scale, aphids, whiteflies. Yellowing of leaves caused by hard water, lack or iron or too alkaline soil.
- Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'
- Gardenia jasminoides 'Daisy'
- Gardenia jasminoides 'Kaleidoscope'
- Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans' ('Prostrata')
- Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans Variegata'
- Gardenia jasminoides 'Variegata'
Published in Philos. Trans. 51: 2: 935 in 1761.
Native to China, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam.