Shrubs

August Beauty Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'
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POS ID: 142381
Prolific, large, sweetly fragrant, velvety white blooms and lustrous evergreen foliage on a rounded shrub that forms a beautiful natural hedge, screen, or container accent. Patio tree forms are especially effective in formal designs. A superb flower for corsages, wedding bouquets, or an elegant centerpiece of petals floating in a bowl of water.
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5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Native of China
  • Beautiful cut flowers
  • Commonly used in corsages

Details

Prolific, large, sweetly fragrant, velvety white blooms and lustrous evergreen foliage on a rounded shrub that forms a beautiful natural hedge, screen, or container accent. Patio tree forms are especially effective in formal designs. A superb flower for corsages, wedding bouquets, or an elegant centerpiece of petals floating in a bowl of water.

Weight: 12 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 60 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Fragrant, Firescaping

Features

Easy care, gift plant, year-round interest

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

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Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Pruning time: summer after flowering.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Thrives in both full sun and partial sun.

Water Needs

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Root rot, powdery mildew, stem canker, nematodes, mold

USDA Hardiness Zone

8

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