Gardenia: August Beauty Latin Name: gardenia jasminoides 'august beauty'
The Basics This moderately-growing evergreen shrub blooms fragrant, creamy white flowers all summer. Its double-bloom has rounded glossy green foliage that spreads 3-6 feet(4-8 feet tall). Best performs as a specimen, accent, hedge, or screen.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-11
The Care This perennial evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, keep the moisture content high, and temperatures low. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.