Frost Proof Gardenia Shrub

Frost Proof Gardenia Shrub

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Tough, Frost Resistant Gardenia Variety with Highly Fragrant Blooms

This tough Frost Proof gardenia shrub is known for keeping its fragrant blooms even in unexpected freezing weather. If you’re looking for an elegant hedge or foundation plant that won’t lose its flowers even after late spring frosts, this is the perfect plant for you.

The Gardenia flowering shrub features a more upright growing habit that supports shiny, dark green leaves and fragrant white, 2 to 3-inch flower bulbs. This gardenia plant simply smells amazing while in bloom time during the summer months.

The Frostproof gardenia size can be maintained as small as 12-14 inches tall in a pot or container, but grows to about 3 feet tall outdoors. This slow-growing frost proof gardenia plant will eventually grow up to 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide at maturity after several years.

Fragrant white flower buds resist mid-spring frosts without damage and need regular weekly watering during the spring growing season for best results. The surrounding soil must retain moisture to provide these gardenia flowers with the green foliage undersides of this flowering shrub.

Frost Free Gardenia Care

Gardenia jasminoides frostproof plant thrives best with more direct, full sun compared to other gardenia varieties but can grow in partial sun, or morning sun with afternoon shade if in extreme temperatures with cold snaps. Can also grow in partial shade if you live in a hot area like Florida. Well-drained soil is best.

These plants take lots of energy to produce their white flowers and the more acidic soils the better. Gardenias prefer their soil pH to be between 5.5 and 6.5. You can do this by adding sulfur or other acidifying components to lower the pH. Home gardeners can find these at your local gardening center if you do not have access to it. This is the only special care this plant takes to grow gardenias in the correct growing conditions. Perform a soil test if you are unsure about the acidity.

This evergreen shrub grows best in plant hardiness zones 7-10 in the southern United States. The growing zones indicate that it has cold hardiness qualities but cannot withstand intense winter weather like up north.

Frost Proof Gardenia care is easy to master and worth it for the breathtaking, sweet-smelling double flowers that light up your landscape in the summertime. When the plant arrives, be sure to spread out roots in the root ball to encourage fast growth when you are planting. A layer of organic mulch or organic matter like peat moss spread atop the planting site will help maintain moisture.

If your gardenia plant isn’t provided the best environment, it can weaken the plant and make it an easy target for spider mites. Insecticidal soap is best to get rid of them. Gardenias require an annual application of slow-release fertilizer or Liquid Fertilizers for Gardenias to perform best.

You can grow these gardenias as potted plants. Choose a container double the size of the nursery container and be sure to pot up when the pot becomes too small. If planting in the ground, dig a hole double the size of the pot it comes shipped in and backfills with nutrient-dense soil.

This frost proof gardenia plant for sale will arrive as a healthy plant with a sweet scent that you will love! They make perfect cut flowers and can enhance any garden design!

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Botanical Name
Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Dark Green

Flower Color

Mature Width
4 ft

Mature Height
5 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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David M.
United States United States

Great Gardenias

Great Customer Service!

K-lee S.
United States United States

Doing great

It arrived in excellent shape and is growing well.

Deborah S.
United States United States

Beautiful plants!

These Gardenias arrived very fast and were packed so well that I didn't realize what the package was! The tall box had a stake inside to keep the plant from crashing to the other side if overturned in shipping. Then the pot was bagged so the soil could not be spilled if tipped over. My first thought was "these folks know what they are doing and are very good at it! The plants were super healthy and didn't even get shocked by transplanting! We had a few "below freezing" nights and I covered them just to be safe. They seem to be in quite good shape and I believe they will thrive and produce very soon!

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Patricia B.
United States United States

My Frost Proof Gardenias Just Made it through 14 deg Frost

I just want to let you know that I’m happy to receive healthy plants that just made it through 14 deg frost here in Seattle. They’re totally fine and green. I am excited on how they will blossom in the years to come just like my previous purchases of figs and olives from this nursery. Thank you.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Patricia, That's fantastic to hear! I'm thrilled to know that the Frost Proof Gardenia plants you received made it through the frost and are still healthy and green. It's always exciting to see how plants grow and blossom over the years. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and I hope your new plants continue to thrive and bring you joy in the coming years. Best, Shirley

Andrew N.
United States United States

Flowers bloomed

Came in great condition. Flowers bloomed after a few days :)

Perfect Plants Nursery Frost Proof Gardenia Shrub Review

Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Frostproof Gardenia Shrub. We're thrilled to hear that your plant arrived in great condition and was quick to show off its beautiful blossoms! Happy gardening! Best, Shirley

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