Gardenia jasminoides 'Swan Queen'

Swan Queen Gardenia

$28.35 | 2 G | 25 Avail. | $28.35

2 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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Swan Queen Gardenia is a dwarf evergreen shrub noted for its thick, glossy dark green leaves and extremely fragrant fully double white flowers that turn creamy yellow as they mature. One of the earliest blooming Gardenias, blooming in early Spring.  Has an improved resistance to root rot and a consistant re-bloomer.  Prefers partial sun, acidic, and moist well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

4' - 5"

Spread: 

4' - 5’

Spacing: 

5’ - 6'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 10

Culture: 

Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummer, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: High Maintenance.  Water regularly, do not let the soil dry out.   Fertilize in spring or summer to encourage bloom, but do not fertilize in fall- it will encourage tender growth.  Mulch planted area. Prune after flowering. Drip irrigation will help prevent leaf spot. Insects can be a serious problem, as well as powdery mildew, dieback, and sooty mold.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Rock GardensContainers, Foundation Plantings.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Hydrangea, Coral Bells, Agapanthus

Image: Alpsdake, Gardenia jasminoides in Mount Yagi 2008-06-13, CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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