The Gardenia Radicans will charm you time after time with its delicious citrus aroma and abundant creamy-white blooms that create a dramatic display!
The Radicans Gardenia features the same decadent fragrance as the larger gardenias. Its dwarf, rounded spread makes it especially excellent in low borders or as a ground-cover plant.
This spreading evergreen shrub has horizontal branching and can grow 2-3 feet tall and wide at maturity. This miniature gardenia shrub has beautiful petite white flowers that bloom in the spring and early summer. The dark green leaves contrast nicely when the fragrant blooms fill your garden.
Gardenia Radicans Care
If the flowering evergreen Gardenia jasminoides radicans receives regular fertilization it will maintain a dark green foliage color through spring and fall. Sometimes yellow leaves appear when lacking in soil nutrition. An acidic fertilizer is best.
Although tolerant to a wide range of soil types, the dwarf gardenia performs best in well drained, acidic soils that retain moisture. Can be grown in full sun to partial shade, but will maintain it’s fragrance from the blooms if provided with shade during the sunniest times of the year. Morning sun is perfect with afternoon shade.
The dwarf Radicans gardenia is easy to maintain and is even heat and drought tolerant, and also resistant to pests and disease. Perfect for USDA growing zones 7-10. It is not the most cold hardy and does best in the southern United States. An annual prune to maintain shape as desired.
Be sure to maintain a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to keep roots cool and to help the root system grow strong.
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Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'
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