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Gardenia augusta/Gardenia

Gardenia augusta / Gardenia augusta
Evergreen shrub in flower in May and June
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Evergreen shrub in flower in May and June

An espaliered gardenia against a wall

White flowers

Close-up of flower

Maure shrub in full bloom

Gardenias have always been a main stay in southern gardens

An old specimen at Afton Villa gardens in St. Francisville, LA

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Scientific Name: Gardenia augusta
Common Name: Gardenia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Has one of the most fragrant flowers found in the garden. Has many uses including screening, tub specimen, cut flower and espalier. Whitefly and sooty mold are often problems.