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Scientific Name: Gardenia jasminoides
Pronunciation: gar-DEEN-yuh jazz-min-oh-EYE-deez
Common Name: gardenia
Family Name: Rubiaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic, thick, glossy, dark green, up to 10 cm long; flowers white, highly fragrant, most 4-6 cm wide.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293


Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Colour (petals): White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Sep, Can flower any month
Additional Info: Double

 
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, Red, Orange
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  

Propagation: Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Maintenance:High
Other:Susceptible to various stresses, causing flower bud drop.
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Mealybugs, Mildew, Mites, Root rot, Scale insects, Thrips, Diptera - true flies
 
Location(s):
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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