It's easy to fall in love with gardenia, the queen of fragrant flowers. This beautiful evergreen shrub produces a plethora of heavily scented white rose-shape flowers throughout the warm months. Even when it's not blooming, the glossy green foliage is attractive. The dense leaves make it a great choice for privacy hedges in warm-winter climates.
Gardenia grows best in moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter and with an acidic pH. The plant will often develop yellow leaves if the soil isn't acidic enough.
Gardenia is sometimes grown as a houseplant in cold-winter climates. Give it a bright spot with lots of indirect light to promote plenty of blooms.
- Plant Type:
- Shrub,Indoor Plant
- Plant Height:
- To 20 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- To 10 feet wide
- Flower Color:
- White flowers
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms spring, summer, and fall
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Privacy
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Fragrant,Winter Interest,Cut Flowers
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