With their delightful scent and gorgeous appearance, it’s perhaps no surprise that humans have been cultivating them for around a thousand years. A member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae), they are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Madagascar and various Pacific Islands.
Grows best in full sun to part shade. Prefers free draining, slightly acidic soils that are rich in organic matter.
Dig a hole around twice as wide and deep as the current pot.
Carefully remove the pot and plant to the same depth as it was in the pot.
Mulch with Living Earth More then Mulch to suppress weeds and reduce watering needs.
Prune after flowering has finished to remove spent flowers and any untidy branches. Prune back either to a branch or a healthy looking bud. Ideally any cuts near a bud should slope away from the bud at a 45° angle. The bottom of your cut should be at the same height as the top of the bud.
Water each shrub deeply through the drier months
Low-growing Gardenia that produces delightful and richly fragrant, white flowers from late spring.
Grows 0.30 x 0.75 m
Produces richly fragrant, double, white blooms from late spring.
Grows 1 x 1m.
Fragrant, pure white,f ully double blooms during spring and summer.
Grows 90 x 90 cms
Gorgeous gardenia that produces masses of white, sweetly scented double flowers, aging to gold.
Grows 1m x 1m.