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Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof'

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Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof') at Rainbow Gardens

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia flowers

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof') at Rainbow Gardens

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia in bloom

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Description:

A wonderful Gardenia variety that is far more cold hardy than the species; flower buds resist late spring frosts without damage; an upright bushy shrub with elegant, fragrant white flowers contrasted by deep green foliage; makes a fine hedge

Ornamental Features

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia features showy fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage. The glossy pointy leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Frost Proof Hardy Gardenia will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.