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A picture of a Tonga Gardenia

Tonga Gardenia

Gardenia cornuta

Also known as

Natal Gardenia, Horned Gardenia

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Tonga Gardenia

Bark of G.cornuta
Fruit showing persistant calyx lobes which resemble horns
Gardenia cornuta

Tonga Gardenia Overview

The spectacular, large white and yellow flowers with their sweet scent, attracts passersby from a distance to this small, much-branched tree. The smooth, glossy, golden yellow fruits add to this spectacle in the bushveld, thicket, woodland and on grassy plains.

Special features of Tonga Gardenia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Tonga Gardenia

Other uses