Gardenia thunbergia

Water Needs

moderate

Gardenia thunbergia
Shrub large
Forest Gardenia

5 x 3 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

moderate

Flowers

Cream; summer; fragrant

sun; semi-shade; dry shade; screen; shrubbery; container; windy exposed; security; small area trees; wildlife birds bees butterflies insects moths

Garden Situation

Habitat

Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape; woodland forest

Region

Subtropical East Coast; Thicket

Rain Season

summer

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Description

An exceptional shrub for striking form and showy flower displays in summer. Large satin-white flowers cover the shrub in summer, with a sweet, heady perfume. A large shrub, so use as a single focal point or to line a pathway where you can smell the flowers up close. Good container plant. Slow to mature but worth the wait. Evergreen, sun, semi- to light shade; moderate frost and water.

Gardenia thunbergia
Gardenia thunbergia
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