Samoan Gardenia
Tabernaemontana africana

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tabernaemontana (tab-er-nay-MON-tah-nuh) (Info)
Species: africana (af-ri-KAHN-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Boca Raton, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 11, 2011, pineappel from Broadview Park, FL wrote:

I am OBSESSED with this rare and hard to find plant. Just put my first in the ground and hope to use it to propagate several more. The aroma the blooms emit is as unique as it is strong--smells like gardenia that was sprinkled with cinnamon and clove. Should get roughly 6-8" tall over several years.