Gardenia jasminoides 'PIIGA-II'

Sweet Tea™ Gardenia

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Sweet Tea Gardenia is an upright reblooming evergreen shrub with a rounded habit and thick, glossy dark green leaves.  Large, sweetly fragrant double white flowers bloom in abundance throughout summer.  Prefers partial sun, acidic, and moist well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 5'

Spread: 

3' - 5’

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

Summer, 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 Gardens, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Hydrangea, Coral BellsAgapanthus

IMAGE: QueerbubblesGardeniaflowerCC BY-SA 3.0

 

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