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An easy to care for shrub that boasts bold fragrance and stunning white blooms. This tough evergreen beauty requires little water once established and fits in perfectly in tight spaces thanks to its smaller size. This is one of the easiest Gardenias to care for.

August Beauty Gardenia

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Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $89.90
Sale: $44.95
You Save: $44.95 (50%)
Size: 1 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $39.90
Sale: $19.95
You Save: $19.95 (50%)

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Planting Mix
August Beauty Gardenia Planting Mix

Helps your August Beauty Gardenia get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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•Fragrant pure white blossoms 2-3 inches across 
•Easy to care for ...thrives in variety of soils 
•Will bloom for up to 3 months 

Plant August Beauty in strategic places where you and your guests can enjoy it most... in transition areas (entry to a gazebo, doorways, a gate), near a deck or walk, or even in enclosed areas to capture its essence. This will allow you to enjoy the fragrance every time you pass the August Beauty Gardenia. 

But most of all, enjoy the relatively easy care and maintenance of this evergreen shrub. 

Plant in full sun (more shade equals fewer flowers) and water well the first year to establish its root system. Annual fertilizer will maintain the deep, lustrous green foliage. Beyond that, let it grow and show off its beauty for you year round. 

Find a spot now to plant August Beauty Gardenia for all the fragrant blossoms and easy maintenance you can dream of!


Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 4-6 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
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Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your August Beauty Gardenia.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your August Beauty Gardenia gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your August Beauty Gardenia again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

4.7 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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No flowers
I found the Gardenia to be healthy when delivered.Put it in nice size pot.It grew all summer.No buds or flowers though.Hopefully next year.I brought her in the house end of September.She continues to grow,no buds or flowers.If she flowers in Spring/Summer i will write and give you 5 stars.
October 30, 2014
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Excellent buy
The plants came in good condition. They started to perform right away with buds forming. There was some leaf lose in the first several weeks bud it was followed right away with new growth. Even in this very hot and dry summer they have bloomed twice already. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a repeat blooming flower shrub in their garden and heavenly fragrance .
July 24, 2015
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
August Gardeia
As coincidence will have it, I just picked my very first flower today and more buds are on the way. Requires AM sun, in my front yard on into about 2PM. Also, it requires lots of water in the large container which I moved it to upon it's arrival. This is a keeper and hopefully it will endure the harsh RI Winter this year, as my prior one was unable to.
Winter coverage for this lovely plant are (@ this writing), requested to be sent to my E-mail address. Thank-You,
Barbara E Bonin babsell3@verizon.net
July 24, 2015
North Providence, RI, US
Growing Zone:
Review of my purchase.
The "August Beauty Gardenia" I purchased from you is doing very well and is now nearly three times it's original size, still growing very fast, with much beautiful new growth. It is in partial shade, sun in the morning, shady afternoons. I use a "Miracle Grow" acid fertilizer every 14 days, and water twice a week, which the plant seems to love. I can't wait for it's blooming season to begin. It should be a beautiful display. Thank you very much for a wonderful product. Bill Tabb.
July 26, 2015
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
These are beautiful plants, and are already giving me flowers. I am very pleased with them, even though they are small. I hope they will grow significantly next spring.
July 25, 2015
Glen Allen, VA, US
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Bloom a Plenty
My August Beauty Gardenia is wonderful... Pungent smell of flower, since they are so abundant... are magnificent.
July 26, 2015
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Not easy to take care of for most
It was arrived brown and few whites bugs on it. So I have to spray to kills those bug before they spread to my others, and revive.not much flowers but very healthy now . But very great customer services here at fast growing tree company
July 25, 2015
8 months ago
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Love my plant. Bloomed right away and smelled wonderful
Stacy B on Nov 5, 2015
Love my plant. Bloomed right away and smelled wonderful
Stacy B on Nov 5, 2015
Is this plant hearty enough for an unprotected, north west exposure, planted by itself?
Kathy W on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: First, I live in the middle of the Mojave Desert in Southern CA. It rarely gets cold here so that is not a problem. But we do have hot summer winds so my plant is protected by a stone wall and even though it's not in the sun, it gets plenty of bright light and it is planted in a large tub on the eastern side of the house. It has just finished blooming. It was so warm here this winter that roses just kept blooming.
do you have to covered in the winter?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in the Chattanooga area. Our temperatures are usually not below 30 in the winter. This winter, we had quite a few occasions the temperature was around 20 degrees (sometimes a few days in a row). One night it got into the teens. I covered the gardenias, and its extremities still suffered. I wondered if the plant would make it. It is going to make it, but I will have to trim back all of the branches about a third. My plant is only a couple of feet tall. Maybe it would have done better if older. Next time, I may try covering it more substantially. Hope that helps.
Can I grow it in a pot on my full sun patio?
Nancy C on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Nancy, currently this Gardenia is in my garden, in a spot that's definitely sun-part shade. I had to move it from a spot that received full sun because it wasn't doing too well. It's doing better getting bright shade in the afternoons. I'm in North Carolina, so it takes a pretty rugged plant to endure full sun during our summers.
Will it thrive and flower indoors?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't know for sure, but don't think so. My Gardenias in Hawaii needed lots of sun and flourished, but these that I bought from FGT and planted in Las Vegas didn't even last 3 weeks, the heat here is just too much. If you try them indoors, try to put them in the sunniest window you have.
Can this be pruned into a small tree?
Cindy S on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend pruning this into a small tree. We do have a Double Blooming Gardenia Tree that you might like.

What time of year should this plant be planted? How far away from foundations should it be?
TMiller on Sep 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in late spring. It grows to about 5 or so feet tall and about 4 feet wide. So don't put it close to the foundation or it won't spread out and bloom all around. Hope this helps.
Do you have Gardenias that can be trained to grow upright on a trellis I live in zone 9 Thank You for a reply?
Maggie L on Aug 12, 2015
Yes we do have Gardenias. We carry 3 varieties : the Frost Proof Gardenia zone 7-10 , August Beauty zone 7-9, and Dwarf Radicans Gardenia zone 7-10. I believe the Dwarf Radicans may be too small for what you want.
The Frost Proof Gardenia is a beautiful plant with slender glossy leaves and a flatter wide bloom with a wonderful fragrance.
The August Beauty Gardenia has a wider glossy leaf a full flower and magnificent fragrance.
This is my personal favorite, but both would do well trellised and espaliered. What a stunning wall that would make. If you need further help contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001.
Does it like plenty of water? I am looking for a evergreen flowering shrub that is dwarf or medium height.
Luis C on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a great one for you if you live in the warmer zones. 7-9 zones are the recommendation. Plenty of water but make sure you do not over water them. These are great for a small area. 3-4 feet wide and 4-6 feet tall.
We have a problem with rabbits eating our plants, is this rabbit resistant?
Steve J on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if it's rabbit resistant. But we do have a lot of rabbits in my neighborhood and I have never noticed any thing chewing on this plant.
Will this plants roots disrupt stone/moss settings? I'm looking to plant it as an accent tree in a stoned courtyard.
Sylvia C on Mar 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The roots should not disrupt stone/moss settings.
Is the August a bush or a tree? And if it is a bush, can it be pruned into a nice looking tree?
Sylvia C on Mar 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a shrub and cannot be pruned into a tree. We do have a beautiful Double Blooming Gardenia tree.

Can the August Beauty Gardenia be planted in large pot and put outside in warm weather and brought inside and put in a sunny spot in the winter?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes this can be done. You must watch the watering though, easy to kill with too much or too little water. It's a pretty hardy plant otherwise.
Is it evergreen?
Pastel on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's an evergreen shrub
i just panted a gardenia with full sun temperature in the high 90s,the leaves started turning brown, this is a plant.why would it turn brown if proper steps were taken to put potting soil. and gypsum on a clay type of soil?
rick g on Aug 1, 2014
I am not an "expert", just another gardener, but in my experience it is very difficult for a shrub to get a good start when planted in the heat of the summer. Sounds like you prepared your clay soil well. Water often but not too heavy, the clay holds water. If it continues to wither, i would be tempted to dig it up, keep it in a container and "baby it" and then replant in the fall, when temps have cooled.
Can an August beauty be shaped/pruned to keep it about 3 FT by 3 FT?
Marie G on May 15, 2015

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