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PlantFiles: Gardenia
Gardenia speciosa 'Hardy Gardenia'

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Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Gardenia (gar-DEEN-ya) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hardy Gardenia

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-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:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral zville123 On May 21, 2007, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I purchased this plant from Logee's and received it around the first week of May. It had a bud on it when it arrived and the first bloom made it's appearance 5/20 (approx. 2 weeks later). It's suppose to be hardy to zone 7, possibly 6 with protection. I guess I'll find out.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Conway, South Carolina
Tyler, Texas



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