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Bushveld Gardenia

Gardenia volkensii

Also known as

Transvaal gardenia, Transvaalkatjiepiering, bosveldkatjiepiering, kannetjieboom, Stompdoring (Afr.), Morala (Northern-Sotho, Tswana), Umgongwane (Zulu), Ntsalala (Tsonga)

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Gardenia volkensii fruit and flower
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Bushveld Gardenia Overview

The bushveld gardenia is a small, relatively slow-growing tree, ideal as a focus plant in summer rainfall gardens or on patios. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Bushveld Gardenia

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Other uses of Bushveld Gardenia

Other uses