Cape Jasmine or gardenia jasminoides are A woody, broad-leafed evergreen shrub belonging to the coffee family.
Gardenias enjoy partial shade or direct, intense indirect sunshine. Winter burn can be avoided by finding shelter from the wind and the cold. They can tolerate some drought. Plant on rich, acidic soil that has good drainage. Gardenias have shallow roots and don't perform well with root disturbance, so stay away from competing tree roots. Gardenias should be pruned in the spring to keep them in good form. In order to promote blossoming, remove the wasted flowers. Fertilizing in the fall will result in a surge of frost-tender growth, so avoid doing it. Gardenias can be propagated through grafting, layering, seed, or stem cutting.
Gardenias can be cultivated indoors or outdoors in a container or as part of a landscape.
Propagated from my 4 year old gardenia bush. Guaranteed to flower year 2! These will have a strong root system at shipping time!
*About our plants
Cultivated on my farm in Alabama
Open-pollinated, and untreated (no fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, etc.)
Regularly tested to ensure they adhere to the strictest germination requirements
I provide comprehensive, in-depth growing instructions
**This plant will be shipped after Easter to avoid the snap in most zones