bushveld gardenia

Gardenia volkensii

Transvaal gardenia

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The bushveld gardenia is a small, relatively slow-growing tree, ideal as a focus plant in summer rainfall gardens or on patios.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Rubiaceae

Flower colour

White

Credits

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Gardenia volkensii by Hester Steyn, National Herbarium, Pretoria, August 2010 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)