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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

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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 need nutrition.

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

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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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
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
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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It's Easy to Plant your August Beauty Gardenia

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.

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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.
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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.
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What zone(s) it can grow?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2014
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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.
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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.
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Will the roots of this tree disrupt stone/moss setting? I'm planning on using it as an accent tree in a stoned courtyard.
Sylvia C on Mar 15, 2015
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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.
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can the american beauty gardenia be an indoor plant?
deborah s on Oct 20, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. I have both a large bush in a pot and a tree form. Both are 3 yrs old currently. The tree bloomed all winter but the bush just spring and summer. DO NOT overwater, as that is the biggest problem I had in previous years. No drip pans! They got more indirect light than direct over the winter. Also I put systemic pesticide in the pots 1 week before bringing them inside.
Reply · Report · Carol G on Oct 21, 2014
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how big does august beauty get?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
Best Answer: I cannot honestly answer this question because the plant I planted did not live. That's not necessarily faulting the plant. I've planted several gardenias in the garden of the nursing home where my wife is a patient, and not a single one has survived. I do not know the reason why. I've done everything I know aboujt planting properly and nothing has worked. Hope someone can help me know why . Marshall Burnett
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Is it evergreen?
Pastel on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. It's an evergreen shrub
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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
Best Answer: Hi Rick,
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.
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how will gardenia be packaged for shipment?
Louise J on Jun 14, 2015
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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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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
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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
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I live in New York? Can i plant Gardenia now in November?
Sasha on Nov 4, 2014
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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
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Can this August Beauty Gardenia be planted in a large pot that can be brought in during winter and kept in a sunny spot? Thanks!
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