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Gardenia / Cape Jasmine


General Properties

Plant Name: Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Common Names: Gardenia, Cape Jasmine
Plant Type: Evergreen Shrub
Origin: Indo-china To S. Central And S. Japan
Family: Rubiaceae
Height (ft): 8
Growth: Slow
Hardiness Zones: 8-10a
Salt Tolerance: Low
Drought: Medium
Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Soil Type: Acid
Soil Drainage: Moist, Well Drained
Light: Medium,high
Nutrition: High

Flower & Leaf Properties

Flower Property: Attractive,fragrant,showy
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Property: Opposite, Simple, Elliptical, Ovate
Leaf Texture: Medium
Season: Spring

Other Properties

Uses: Foliage Plant, Flowering Shrub, Hedge, Flowering Container Plant, Accent, Mass Planting
Propagate: Cuttings, Grafting
Fruit: Small, Oval, Orange Berry
Environment: Mildly Toxic To Dogs, Cats And Horses.
Problems: Nematodes, Iron Deficiency, Whiteflies, Sooty Mold, Aphids
Notes: Use only grafted plants. Requires careful maintenance.
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