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Gardenia thunbergii/Hip Gardenia

Gardenia thunbergii / Gardenia thunbergii
Star-shaped flowers appear in May and June
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Star-shaped flowers appear in May and June

Green fruit in summer months

Mature fruit (hip) in late autumn

Developing hips (fruit)

Close-up of hip gardenia flower

Large, mature shrub in full bloom

Large showy fruit in late autumn and winter

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Scientific Name: Gardenia thunbergii
Common Name: Hip Gardenia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Produces small foilage and single flowers and a bright red fruit(hip) in the fall from which it gets its name.