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Gardenia

Gardenia spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

1m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Gardenia Overview

Gardenia is a genus of bushy evergreen shrubs and trees in the Rubiaceae family. These plants originate from Africa, Asia, Madagascar and the Pacific islands where they inhabit tropical and subtropical regions. There are 134 species and they are characterised by their glossy dark green leaves and large, scented white bowl-shaped flowers. Some are cultivated as garden plants in mild climates where they grow best in partial or dappled shade. They can also be grown as houseplants in cooler areas.

Common problems with Gardenia

How to propagate Gardenia

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Gardenia

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Gardenia

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

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