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Frost Proof Gardenia Gardenia used as a privacy hedge between driveways

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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

Ships this Mon, Apr 21
List: $73.95
Sale: $55.46
6 at $52.69 ea.
Size:  #1

Ships this Mon, Apr 21
List: $29.95
Sale: $22.46
6 at $21.34 ea.
Planting Mix for Frost Proof Gardenia
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:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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
Sale: $10.46
Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Holly-Tone

Espoma Holly-Tone is a plant food that is specially formulated for acid-loving trees and shrubs such as Holly, Azaleas, Dogwood Trees and Rhododendrons.

If your acidic friendly plants are lacking vibrancy or are not blooming as well as usual, use Espoma Holly-Tone twice per year in spring and autumn to perk them up and give them a boost of nutrients that they need.

It will bring luster to leaves, bring on an exploasion of flowers and thicken roots so that plants can absorb more moisture.

Holly Tone
Sale: $13.46

Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.

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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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now

Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Frost Proof Gardenia can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order

It's Easy to Plant your Frost Proof Gardenia

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Shirley Good
This plant lives up to all the statements made about it. It is hardy and beautiful. Does not require pampering. Very good value!! I have bought a total of 3!

By: Bernice Barnett
It made it through the winter covered but just barely. I transplanted into a pot from the ground so I can move to greenhouse next winter

By: Chi
I bought two of these last summer. Very dissapointed since there was no flower at all last year an it never come back after the winter.

By: Jillie Ott
So many blooms - I would just recommend not pruning it as I don't think mine appreciated it. I do use acid occasionally on it due to soil conditions.

By: Rosanna
absolutely georgous and fragrant!

By: Mike Pifer
This was a strong healthy plant. It bloomed the first year and bloomed again this spring.

By: Susan Strausberg
Unfortunately none of the three gardenias I received have bloomed or flourished. They are in large planters and are watered regularly. Although they are alive they do not seem to grow.

By: pam egan
Even through the harsh winter, they are all budding up and ready to bloom. Gardenias are my absolute favorite. Heavenly smell.

By: Eydie Alguadich
This was the first zone 7 gardenia and I've had mine 6 years and its huge and bushy and no yellowing. The secret is coffee grounds 3 times during the growing season. Grounds also act as a natural mulch that is perfect for it.

By: Josiah
I ordered two gardenias and they are doing fine. Its a slow growing plant and will see how it does in its first year. It hasn't bloom yet. Most times the leaves will be yellow. I am doing all I can to enjoy this plant. Not the best from Fast growing trees.

By: Darrell Korman
I live in zone 8 in Texas and planted this Gardenia last fall. It stayed green all winter and this spring begain producing many flowers. It is still looking very heallthy and look forward to the spring of 2013 to see how it blooms.

By: Margaret
4 of the healthiest plants I have seen arrived quickly and perfectly packed. Some had blooms upon arrival and the others added blooms very shortly. I am in a desert area and they have been in the ground for a few weeks already and still look healthy. We still have some months till winter temps and they are looking like they will be very well established by then.

By: Sharon Birkenbuel
Bought 5 this Spring to accent my Southern exposure front porch. Despite "rankings" for full-partial sun and growth zone appropriateness, pnly 3 have survived and one of those is marginal.
Perhaps Albuquerque's "full sun" should be re-zoned !?

By: chris J.
Received this plant in June 2013, I live in zone 7. Planted it in part sun/part shade location & had to ammend the soil with commercial garden soil & leaf mold bec the present soil is clayish. Didn't think it will survive bec I started seeing yellow leaves for few days after planting but now it's looking lush & growing & I'm even seeing what looks like a bud & I'm not even expecting it yet. Very happy! Hope it will survive the winter.

By: Marie Williams
When I first planted them I received lots of blooms, although I'm having to water mine consistently. You can see the leaves start to wilt. I tried to back off the water after 2 months and once established and now I have yellow leaves all over the insides of 3 of mine. They are in partial shade. I would not recommend this plant if your in Texas. Just way to much water usage.

By: Lisa
I planted this last spring in my 5 garden. It overwintered fine, but no sign of buds. I'm going to call and ask what year after planting this might be expected to bud.

By: carolyn f
I recently received my order of 8 frost proof gardenias and am really pleased. They all arrived in secure packaging and the color of the plants and leaf size clearly showed they were really healthy - not to mention the nice root balls. I am also very happy with the customer service of this company, as I had a few questions before making my purchase and they were very helpful. I would definitely buy from them again.

By: Aldo Cardia
So far, so good.

By: Katherine
Wow! I bought three shrubs from Fast-Growing Trees and they came in excellent, excellent shape! My Gardenia is just beautiful! I cannot wait to buy more shrubs and trees!

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