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Gardenia augusta

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, gardenia's glossy green foliage is attractive. The dense leaves make gardenia bushes 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.





8 to 20 feet


To 10 feet wide

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'Mystery' gardenia
'Mystery' gardenia
Gardenia augusta 'Mystery' bears pure-white semidouble flowers on a compact shrub that grows to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 8-10
Everblooming gardenia
Everblooming gardenia
Gardenia augusta 'Veitchii' bears white double flowers over a longer season on a 6-foot-tall shrub. Zones 8-10

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