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Gardenia augusta Grandiflora Star

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Gardenia augusta Grandiflora Star Fragrant Gardenia,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded

Description:
Low growing evergreen shrub deep green, glossy foliage. Flowers are highly perfumed, single white in colour aging to cream. Grandiflora Star flowers from late spring to late autumn. Grows approx 50cm x 50cm. An excellent variety for borders, pots and containers. A unique, compact form which requires little or no pruning.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Caterpillars, Scale, Thrips, Yellow Leaves

Cultural Notes: Gardenias require a deep, well-structured soil which has been enriched with compost or manure (cow or horse). They like acidic, cool, moist, well-drained soils. If soil is too alkaline it can cause yellowing of the leaves due to a magnesium deficiency. This can be corrected with an application of Epsom salts. Prune lightly to shape.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rubiaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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