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August Beauty Gardenia
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- Native of China
- Beautiful cut flowers
- Commonly used in corsages
Weight: 12 lbs
Container Size: 5 gallon
About This Plant
Up to 60 inches
Up to 36 inches
Flowering, Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Fragrant, Firescaping
Easy care, gift plant, year-round interest
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Spring, Summer, Fall
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf 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 DescriptionFeed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Pruning time: summer after flowering.
Effort of Care
Organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained
Thrives in both full sun and partial sun.
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