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Gardenia jasminoides ‘Veitchii’ (Everblooming Gardenia)

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Regarded as the most reliable blooming Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides ‘Veitchii’ (Cape Jasmine) is a medium-sized evergreen shrub with small, shiny, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and sweetly fragrant, pure white, roselike flowers, 2-3 in. wide (5-8 cm). Blooming heavily from spring to fall, and potentially during a warm winter, this Everblooming Gardenia makes a splendid specimen and a wonderful container plant. Excellent cut flowers. To be placed near doorways and on patios, where its fragrance can be enjoyed!

  • This evergreen shrub has a compact, dense, upright habit and grows up to 4 ft. tall (120 cm) and 3 ft. wide (90 cm)
  • A full sun to light shade lover, this Gardenia is best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils. Although it prefers full sun, some shade is appreciated during the warmer months of the year or its leaves may scorch and its buds may fall off if they get too much sunlight. In hot climates, Gardenias grow best with morning sun and afternoon shade. In cooler areas, they can tolerate full sun, especially if their roots are covered with organic mulch.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant and useful as hedges or in containers. Great cut flowers.
  • May be affected by powdery mildew, leaf spots, dieback, anthracnose, sooty mold, whiteflies, mealybugs, scales, aphids and spider mites.
  • Cut off the faded Gardenia flowers, just below the leaf node, to encourage continuous blooming.
  • Prune/shape your Gardenia plant when it is dormant, to promote branching and compact growth
  • Propagate by seed, greenwood or semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Native to southern China and Japan

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Gardenias are not the easiest shrubs to grow, but their exquisite fragrant flowers make up for the extra attention they require

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 7 - 12
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rubiaceae
Genus Gardenia
Common names Gardenia, Cape Jasmine
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' (120cm)
Spread 3' (90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 7 - 12
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rubiaceae
Genus Gardenia
Common names Gardenia, Cape Jasmine
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' (120cm)
Spread 3' (90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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