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This Frost Proof Gardenia has all the wonderful qualities of the gardenia without all the worries. It is cold tolerant, deer resistant, fragrant and easy to grow. Wow!

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Frost Proof Gardenia

Easy to Grow- Tons of Color

Size:  3 Gallon

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List: $73.95
Sale: $36.98
6 at $35.13 each
Size:  1 Gallon

Ships Tomorrow
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List: $29.95
Sale: $14.98
6 at $14.23 each
Planting Mix for Shrubs and Hedges
Planting Mix

Helps your Frost Proof Gardenia get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. 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 for acid loving plants. 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.

Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Frost Proof Gardenia
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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.

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.48

Finally! A flowering Gardenia without the constant maintenance!

Typically, Gardenias are very fickle, picky plants that can only grow in just the right conditions. But your new Frost Proof Gardenia is very easy to grow… just plant and add water.

The scent of the Gardenia bloom is intoxicating and the Frost Proof Gardenia not only retains that quality, but also showers you with an abundance of those heavenly fragrant white blooms.

Reported to even be hardy in the Midwest, Frost Proof Gardenia allows more homeowners to enjoy that sweet summery smell over a much wider part of the country than ever before.

Frost Proof Gardenia is a densely leaved shrub with a beautiful symmetrical shape.

Deer resistant is another one of the great attributes it has to offer.

Cold spells don’t seem to bother the Frost Proof; the flower buds hang on and burst open to reveal snowy white petals packed with perfume.

We are excited to offer you our newest introduction, the Frost Proof Gardenia.

Since these are a hot seller, we might not be able to guarantee that they’ll be around much longer. Order yours now before we sell out.





Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Height: 3-4 ft.
Mature Width: 3-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 7-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Frost Proof Gardenia

Specific Directions for Frost Proof Gardenia

Plant your Frost Proof Gardenias in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Frost Proof Gardenias are shade tolerant and prefer afternoon shade to morning shade. Although Frost Proof Gardenias prefer acidic soil, they will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay. For the best results make sure that the pH balance of your soil is between 5.5 to 6.5.

Keep the soil moist, but not soggy or over saturated. Frost Proof Gardenias need about an inch of water a week. Don't let the soil dry out completely between waterings. Make sure that your soil is well draining, and that your Gardenia's never sit in standing water. To help keep the moisture in apple a layer of mulch around the base of your Frost Proof Gardenia.

Fragrant blooms will emerge on your Frost Proof Gardenias early every Spring and may last until the fall, while the green leaves will last all year. Apply an acidic fertilizer every Spring to your Frost Proof Gardenia. If the leaves turn yellow your soil may be too alkaline. Add sulfur to your soil to lower the pH balance, and add lime to increase the pH balance.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Frost Proof 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 Frost Proof 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 Frost Proof 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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why are my leaves turning yellow?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: If you live where rainfall has been abundant or you are over watering can cause leaves to turn yellow.
OR the PH is wrong causing Chlorosis., a deficiency of iron, magnesium and nitrogen.
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Zone 7 Long Island. Has anyone had any luck with these here? Concerned because of this past winter.
William K on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: Rhode Island is really pushing the border for where Frost Proof Gardenias do well. I would recommend a cold hardier plant like the Iceberg Rose instead.
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How do you trim and shape this plant?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Frost Proof Gardenias require no pruning. To maintain shape, prune in late winter before new growth emerges. Cut with hand pruners, and not powered trimmers, to avoid scarring leaves.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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I' m in zone 6, Michigan. Does that mean it won't grow here?
Renee M on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: I know very little about zone 6....except that you have extreme cold for sustained periods. I am in Oregon.... We get freezing temps off an on through the winter. We have the gardenia planted in a large patio container and generally bring the plant into our garage when forecasts indicate very cold temps with freezing rains. You may wish to do the same.... When the plant was very young we took it on vacation to the beach.... Nice and warm and we had been afraid if we left it home it might not get watered it was covered with blooms and we wanted to enjoy them. The best to you and I hope this is helpful. Peace. Barbara George
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Planted as specified in directions. Fed once with diluted Miracle -Gro in a watering can, Full to partial sun and YET to bloom as of Aug. 9th, 2014. The bright green foliage is quite healthy looking, though! WHY no blossoms?
Barbara B on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: Hi, Barbara;

In my location the ground is EXCEEDINGLY alkaline. I am constantly needing to add acid fertilizer about 3 times a year to keep colors and flowers. However, most of my flowering shrubs only bloom in the spring. The gardenia will bloom well in the spring but very sparingly after that.

You might want to check the PH of the flowerbed. If you need to acidify, Miracle Grow does make fertilizer for acid-loving plants. It is a different formula from the regular one. I think it's in a silver? box - not easy to find. Using a throw down pelletized form is easier. In my location to get the PH above negative, negative minus zero, UGH! I need to do that three times a year.

Get a meter, check you PH in the flowerbed, IF it needs to be adjusted, do it NOW. Hopefully your yard will smell like heaven next spring.

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What is the root system like on this plant? can I plant it in a flower bed next to the house?
Suzanne E on Oct 4, 2014
Best Answer: The root system is pretty extensive on this plant. But it must kept moist , don't let it dry out too much during the summer. I have two plants I purchased two years ago . I keep them in five gallon pots and bring them into a porch during the coldest winters. They are doing just fine. Beautiful plants.
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Does not mention if it requires full sun, part sun or shade?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: Likes full sun but will tolerate light shade
Reply · Report · Nancy S on Jun 10, 2014
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How tall does the plant grow?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: I just got mine and it is gorgeous! I re-potted it to a new pot and it is about 2 1/2 feet tall and about 2 foot wide. I even had 5 flowers just starting to bloom when I got it!
It grows to be about 3-4 foot tall and about as wide at maturity.
Reply · Report · Cathie B. on Sep 11, 2014
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Hi! I am interested in buying a Frost Proof Gardenia. We live in the Bay Area where its dry most of the year (we are currently in a drought). Is it best to plant in full sun or partial sun? Also, we have black mulch around the perimeter of our yard...can the Frost Proof Gardenia be planted in the mulch? Thanks!!!
Aindrea B on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: Unsure about what to plant them in--type of mulch I mean. We live in FL but it is NW FL. We had a harsh winter and they did great. The smell & bloom are beautiful. We had them near the walkway of the steps near our front entrance and they smell so pleasant & inviting. They can handle frost & even this winter we had light snow. Not sure about real dry weather. It has not rained here in awhile this summer. We, though, have an in ground sprinkler system. They are beautiful & I would buy them again. Sorry I do not have green thumb. Since I do not know much about plants that is why I have purchase my two knockout rose trees from this company also. They also are amazing. I say do further research on computer or call the toll free # they offer & inquire. we use good miracle grow potting soil to plant our things ---due to our sand. Then we used old fashion pine straw. I would only use straw or rocks. Once many years ago in another state we used mulch & wood chips etc & even though we had a brick home we got termites. So I am very picky about that. Wish I could help more.
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When does this shrub bloom?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: My gardenia did not survive the winter. It never emerged from dormancy this

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Can they be planted now?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
Best Answer: Where I live they can. I am in southeastern utah. They seem to do well planted now. I just planted 2 more. Where do you live?
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What is the best time of year to plant shrubs in zone 8?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine in May 2013 and it survived the winter without freezing and bloomed this spring again.. It looks very well and will probably bloom again next spring. I have really enjoyed it.
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Do you plant gardenias in spring?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2014
Best Answer: I just got my Gardenia a week ago and re-potted to a new pot and it's beautiful. I even got 5 flowers just starting to bloom, which smelled awesome! I'll plant in ground as soon as I figure out where I want it. But it's adjusted just fine to it's new pot and location .
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will it grow in a container is usda desert zone 9?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased 20 1 gal. gardenias in Spring 2013 and only one survived. The were planted in the ground and we had a rough winter with snow. They didn't see sunlight from continuous snow fall. I think you will be ok with planter if kept in partial shade. I know they like humidity, misting them early morning and late evening might when the sun falls may help. I must say the summer 2013 blooming was continuous and very fragrant. Lots of luck
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just had my gardenias planted, they do not have any blooms. When will they bloom?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2014
Best Answer: Sorry, I can't answer totally. Mine only bloom in the spring and early summer here in central FL
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Where to buy locally Delta Co ?
Fran F on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: We are unfamiliar with the local nurseries in Delta Co. However we successfully ship Frost Proof Gardenias to CO.
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do you think it will do good in the bedroom?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
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What zones will this plant grow in we live in the NW corner of Arkansas on the border of 6 - 7?
Robbie K on Sep 29, 2014
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What size plant will I receive with the one gallon?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.