Cape Jessamine, Aimee Yoshida Gardenia Tree (Excludes CA, AZ, AK, HI, PR)


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Decorative container (shown in photo) is sold separately.

The Cape Jessamine or Aimee Yoshida Gardenia grows into a large, densely- foliaged shrub that produces perhaps the largest fragrant, double-flowers of the gardenia family. Its glossy, broad, green leaves are a beautiful companion to the blossoms.

Will bloom from late spring to summer and produces many large, waxy, ivory flowers with an invigorating fragrance. Flowering may occur sporadically in late summer or fall.

Plant health and abundant blooming require soils that are acidic in nature, evenly moist with exceptional drainage and prime fertilization.

As a native of China, Taiwan and Japan, the Aimee Yoshida Gardenia grows best in full to partial sun.

In order to prevent leaf diseases this plant needs to be planted in an area with good air circulation.

The Cape Jessamine Gardenia can be grown and trained as a specimen plant, in a container, as a mixed shrub border or pruned as a small tree.

Root disturbances are not tolerated for this plant.

It is a prime piece for a landscape ornamental, and can be grown in a greenhouse or warm sunny rooms in cooler climates.

Cape Jessamine Gardenia Key Points:

Dense-foliage with glossy, broad, green leaves

Largest fragrant, double-flowers of the gardenia family

Blooms from late spring to summer, and can flower in late summer or fall

Produces many large, waxy, ivory flowers with a strong fragrance

Requires soil that is acidic, evenly moist, good drainage and fertile

Grows best in full or partial sun and needs good air circulation

Can be grown in a greenhouse or warm sunny rooms in cooler climates


Growing Zone: 8 - 11 

Mature Height: 4'-6'

Mature Width: 4'-6'

Light Needs: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Watering Needs: Average Water

Blooms: Late Spring, Summer

Botanical: Gardenia Jasminoides, Aimee Yoshida

Plant Directions: Sent with order

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