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Frost Proof Gardenia, Live Gardenia Plant, Gardenia, Fragrant Plants, White Flowers, Gardenia Live Plant, Container Plants, Live Shrubs

Sale price$24.99

WE DO NOT SHIP IN POTS - You will receive a quart size plant.

The Frost Proof Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof') is a striking evergreen shrub known for its ability to withstand late spring frosts without damage to its blossoms. This hardy plant typically grows to a height of 3-4 feet and spreads to a width of 3-5 feet. It boasts glossy, dark green leaves and large, velvety white flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. The flowers are renowned for their sweet, intoxicating fragrance, which can fill an entire garden space.

The Frost Proof Gardenia is suitable for growing in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10. In these zones, the plant is able to withstand the winter temperatures and thrive during the growing season. Here's what this means for gardeners in these zones:

Zone 7: In the colder part of its range, gardeners should provide protection during winter, such as mulching the base of the plant and using windbreaks or burlap wraps during extreme cold.

Zone 8-9: These are ideal growing conditions for the Frost Proof Gardenia, where it can be planted in a suitable spot in the garden without much worry about winter damage.

Zone 10: In the warmest part of its range, the plant can easily survive year-round. However, it may need some shade from the intense afternoon sun and consistent watering during dry periods.

Gardeners in these zones can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of the Frost Proof Gardenia by providing the right care and site conditions.

Care Tips for Frost Proof Gardenia

Planting Location: Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure. Morning sun and afternoon shade are ideal to prevent scorching of leaves. Ensure the planting site is protected from harsh winter winds.

Soil Requirements: Frost Proof Gardenias prefer acidic soil with a pH between 5.0 and 6.5. Amend the soil with organic matter like peat moss or compost to enhance its structure and acidity.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant deeply once a week, and more frequently during hot, dry periods. Avoid overhead watering to prevent leaf spot diseases.

Fertilization: Feed your gardenia with an acid-forming fertilizer in spring and mid-summer to promote healthy growth and blooming. Avoid fertilizing in late fall, as this can harm the plant's winter hardiness.

Pruning: Prune the Frost Proof Gardenia immediately after the flowers have faded in summer. This encourages new growth and prevents pruning off next year’s bloo

 

The Frost Proof Gardenia is suitable for growing in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10. In these zones, the plant is able to withstand the winter temperatures and thrive during the growing season. Here's what this means for gardeners in these zones:

  • Zone 7: In the colder part of its range, gardeners should provide protection during winter, such as mulching the base of the plant and using windbreaks or burlap wraps during extreme cold.

  • Zone 8-9: These are ideal growing conditions for the Frost Proof Gardenia, where it can be planted in a suitable spot in the garden without much worry about winter damage.

  • Zone 10: In the warmest part of its range, the plant can easily survive year-round. However, it may need some shade from the intense afternoon sun and consistent watering during dry periods.

Gardeners in these zones can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of the Frost Proof Gardenia by providing the right care and site conditions.

 

Care Tips for Frost Proof Gardenia

  1. Planting Location: Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure. Morning sun and afternoon shade are ideal to prevent scorching of leaves. Ensure the planting site is protected from harsh winter winds.

  2. Soil Requirements: Frost Proof Gardenias prefer acidic soil with a pH between 5.0 and 6.5. Amend the soil with organic matter like peat moss or compost to enhance its structure and acidity.

  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant deeply once a week, and more frequently during hot, dry periods. Avoid overhead watering to prevent leaf spot diseases.

  4. Fertilization: Feed your gardenia with an acid-forming fertilizer in spring and mid-summer to promote healthy growth and blooming. Avoid fertilizing in late fall, as this can harm the plant's winter hardiness.

  5. Pruning: Prune the Frost Proof Gardenia immediately after the flowers have faded in summer. This encourages new growth and prevents pruning off next year’s blooms. Remove any dead or diseased branches and shape the plant as desired.

  6. Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for pests like aphids, spider mites, and scales. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Prevent fungal diseases by ensuring good air circulation around the plant and mulching to avoid splashback of fungal spores from the soil.

  7. Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed competition.

  8. Winter Protection: In colder regions, provide extra protection during winter by covering the plant with burlap or a frost blanket during severe cold snaps.

By following these care tips, your Frost Proof Gardenia will thrive, offering you lush foliage and fragrant blooms to enjoy throughout the growing season.



Frost Proof Gardenia
Frost Proof Gardenia, Live Gardenia Plant, Gardenia, Fragrant Plants, White Flowers, Gardenia Live Plant, Container Plants, Live Shrubs Sale price$24.99