Gardenias feature glossy, rounded foliage and very fragrant blooms. Gardenias size varies depending on variety. Watch for yellowed leaves; they develop when the soil isn’t acidic enough. In recent years, new reblooming cultivars have arrived on the market. Gardens work well as border plants; taller types make nice hedges.
- Shade to Part Sun
- Plant in moist yet well-drained soil, rich in organic matter with an acidic pH
- Plant size and blooming habit are cultivar specific
- Whiteflies are a common pest on gardenias; maintain good air flow between plants and treat as needed
Landscape features include glossy evergreen leaves and fragrant flowers; which may occur all summer depending on cultivar.