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Gardenia Augusta Florida (also known as Cape Jasmine) is a medium-sized shrub with gorgeous green, glossy foliage and beautifully scented, white flowers during the warmer months. Native to Eastern Asia, the ‘Florida’ variety is the most popular Gardenia for hedging in Australia.
Gardenia Augusta Florida is a hardy plant and will thrive under the right conditions. Easy to care for, this plant has a variety of uses including hedging, container planting, cut flowers, sensory gardens and topiary standards.
CARE AND GROWTH:
Plant in a well-draining soil that is kept moist but not waterlogged. During the plant’s establishment period (around 12 weeks), make sure to water consistently. Increase frequency of watering on hot and windy days. Once established, they can become drought and frost tolerant.
Gardenia Augusta Florida prefer a position in full sun to part shade. Ensure you plants are receiving enough light, as too much shade will result in them becoming leggy and impact the amount of flowers they produce. Fertilise in early spring with a slow-release fertiliser. They respond extremely well to pruning. Prune after flowering to remove dead branches and maintain a nice, bushy shape. Avoid pruning in Winter as the plant may go into shock. Do not fertilise in Winter. Mulching is a great option after planting to help supress weeds and retain moisture.
If your plants are struggling with aphids, scale or other common pests, simply spray with Eco-oil to get them back to full health.
If you’re after a small, flowering hedge, Gardenia Augusta Florida is the perfect choice! With an approximate height and width of up to 1m, you can maintain it at any height you choose just by pruning once or twice a year. When kept short, it makes a great border plant on garden edges and walkways. Pair it with a groundcover or plant around a feature tree or accent plants for a beautiful effect.
Aside from hedging, Gardenia Augusta Florida has many other uses. They look fantastic when kept in pots or containers, especially when they produce an abundance of sweet-smelling, rose-like, white flowers. Perfect for entryways and patios!
Primarily grown for its stunning, highly fragrant flowers and glossy foliage, it marks an excellent ornamental plant, adding elegance and beauty to any space. In some cultures, Gardenia flowers can represent purity, love and positivity, and are sometimes used in ceremonies and events. Potted Gardenia plants are a great choice as a gift for special occasions.
If you wish to grow your Gardenia Augusta Florida indoors, make sure it gets plenty of light. Place in a well-lit position to keep the plant healthy and flowering and it will fill your home with its gorgeous smell.
They are also one of the most popular choices for topiary standards. If you are interested in a standard Gardenia Augusta Florida, please send us your enquiry!
Recommended spacing will depend on your intended use but for hedging we suggest the following;
For smaller pot sizes (140mm and 200mm) we recommend 3-4 plants per metre and for larger pot sizes (300mm and 400mm), 2-3 plants per metre. This is a guide only.
When planting, dig the hole the same depth as the pot and slightly wider. This will make it easier to place your plants. Do not bury the plant too deep, making sure the foliage is not covered.
We stock Gardenia Augusta Florida in a range of different pot sizes to give our customers more flexibility. Our 140mm and 200mm are the perfect starting sizes, with 300mm and 400mm sure to give you an instant impact! If you’re after something smaller we can also supply tubestock plants, just send us an email.
Click on the individual products above to get an idea of the size of the plant for each pot size.
Our nursery is stocked with several varieties of Gardenia. Gardenia Radicans is a small grower, great for use as a ground cover and Gardenia Magnifica is most similar to Florida, but with larger leaves. Both have the same beautiful scented white flowers.
Other Gardenias include Aimee Yoshiba, True Love, Four Seasons and Professor Pucci.
Position: Full sun to part shade
Max Height: 1m
Max Width: 1m
Spacing for hedging: Every 25-40cm depending on pot size
Type: Hedge, Topiary, Border, Containers
Feed: Slow-release fertiliser
Pruning: Once to twice a year in warmer months depending on desired height