- Flowering Shrubs
- Kleims Hardy Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)
Kleims Hardy Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)
This glossy, dark green, evergreen shrub is well-known for its profusion of waxy, extremely fragrant, pure white blossoms in late spring or early summer. The foliage also is extremely attractive at all times of the year.
Working well as a specimen planting, Gardenia also can be used as a hedge or screen. It is best to prune only after flowering since pruning sooner removes flower buds. This variety has smaller leaves and the flowers are more single than August Beauty. It also seems to be more compact than August Beauty.
Average height 3-4 feet
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil