Hardiness: USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Foliage: Evergreen Blue-Green Smooth-Textured
Other details: Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Flowers are good for cutting Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
On Apr 12, 2012, Aslan89 from Harlingen, TX wrote:
Very beautiful gardenia! Large flowers, fairly quick growth, and very floriferous in my opinion. I know someone else had mentioned that it wasn't but it has bloomed at least as much as my 'august beauty' gardenias (which was a lot this year). I just uploaded a new picture of my large tree version that is full of blooms now. It has about 18 open blooms on it and I would estimate about 100 buds growing. It seems like new ones open every day :)
On Jul 6, 2010, WendyRands from Westwood, MA wrote:
I bought this plant in May, because I love the intoxicating scent of gardenia. Unfortunately since taking it home, it has started looking terrible! (I live a little south of Boston). I put it on my sunny deck, and noticed that the leaves are turning yellow, and the unopened blooms have turned brown. I don't know if it has a disease, or if it's something I can fix, but I am so disappointed! If anyone has any ideas...(???)
On Jul 26, 2009, JBerger from Wrightstown, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have had this Aimee Gardenia Tree since May of this year. It has not stopped blooming since then. I have it in full sun and give it water everyday. It will be a Greenhouse plant come Winter. I cut the flowers for use in vases in the house. The cuttings are rooting after the blooms are removed. The plant is growing new growths where I cut blooms. Completely remarkable, beautiful plant.
It is also known as Aimee Yoshioka developed by Tadaoki Yoshioka in Hawaii. It is named after his daughter who was killed in a plane crash in Dallas in 1984.
On Mar 24, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Has fully double, 4-5" wide, creamy white blooms.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Del Mar, California Ontario, California Redwood City, California San Diego, California San Jose, California Santa Clara, California Chuluota, Florida Greenacres, Florida Lisbon, Florida North De Land, Florida Pinellas Park, Florida Tampa, Florida Williamsburg, Ohio Lake City, Tennessee Anderson, Texas Colmesneil, Texas Frisco, Texas Lewisville, Texas Murphy, Texas Palm Valley, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas