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This diminutive Gardenia is perfect for a small spot that needs a fragrant flowering stunner to fill a void. Bright white blooms with a sweet scent will keep bringing you back to the garden for a whiff. It's drought tolerant, deer resistant and can easily be planted in containers.

Dwarf Radicans Gardenia

Dwarf Size Brings Gardenia Smell to any Landscape

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $89.90
Sale: $44.95
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Size: 1 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $49.90
Sale: $24.95
You Save: $24.95 (50%)

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Planting Mix
Dwarf Radicans Gardenia Planting Mix

Helps your Dwarf Radicans 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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•Same fabulous gardenia fragrance 
•Works as a low border or container plant 
•Adaptable to clay, sand, and loamy soils 

Dwarf Radicans Gardenia is a miniature version of a gardenia with all its fragrance and loveliness. 

Use it as a ground cover, container plant, or in a low border. 

Let the fragrance from its blooms fill your garden area. 

You'll have plenty of extra flowers to bring indoors. 

Once established, this hardy variety becomes easy to maintain and is even drought-tolerant. 

Gardenia radicans thrive in full sun to partial shade and adapt to almost any soil. 

Plant several for a fragrance that will greet your visitors or enhance your patio.

Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Height: 1-2 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-10
(green area above)

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Dwarf Radicans 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 Dwarf Radicans 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 Dwarf Radicans 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 love gardenias!!!
Nancy S on Aug 22, 2015
I love gardenias!!!
Nancy S on Aug 22, 2015
I live in Ilinois, I think a zone 5 and a received a gardenia plant as a gift. Can I plant it outside?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Zone 5 gets a little too cold for the Dwarf Radicans Gardenia. It will do better if planted in a pot and bought inside during inclement winter weather and freezing temperatures.
when does this kind of gardenia bloom and for how long? i live in zone 8/9 coastal Georgia
Nicole S on Jul 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Dwarf Radicans Gardenias bloom in the early Spring through the early Summer.
Can I prune Gardenia Bushes in June ?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend waiting until after the gardenia is fully bloomed out. Then you can trim without the risk of loosing buds for next year.
Can I plant the gardenias in a large pot?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I ordered one of these but was sent something totally different. When I called and sent them a picture of what they sent me, I was told they did not have these anymore and I would only be given a store credit to buy something else. So even though I did order one, I never received it. I was not very happy with the way they just sent me something I had not ordered instead of letting me know they were sold out of theo plant I had ordered. Not very good customer service.
I live in Reno Nv. and I was wondering this site states its good in zones 7 - 10 but in Reno it get below freezing several times during the winter months, with this plant survive the outside?
Terence S on Sep 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend you expose this delicate plant to cold/ freezing temps as the root system and flowers would freeze. It likes humidity, some sun, and temps that are above 70 degrees. My experience with gardenias is that they are delicate and you must treat them with loving care! I have had probably 45 years of trying to raise them with more failures than successes. That said, good luck!io
I am in NJ zone 7 - what time of year should these be planted?
Sara R on Aug 9, 2015
Early spring after your last frost is ideal. You can plant them right know but will need to be more diligent with adding some shade on super hot days and checking your watering more often. If you have more questions please feel free to contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001. Thank you
How tall do these gardenias get?
Pam L on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Dwarf Radicans Gardenias get about 2 feet tall.
Will the Dwarf Radicans do ok in Full sun in Zone 7 and potential frost in the winter?
Ken W on Aug 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 8 and bought 8 1 gallon dwarf radicals at the beginning of last summer. I have them planted in full sun and they have done very well and thrived. This past winter was unusually cold (daytime temps in the teens for over a week at a time) and they did fine without any additional protection other than the mulch that I normally put down. We had some deep snow and the shrubs were buried under over 18 inches of snow for over a week. I did have some tips that were effected by this and I just trimmed them back when there was no new growth from those areas in the spring. After that they put out new shoots and I had plenty of blooms.
I hope this helps you even though a bit long winded.
Can you describe the height and width of a one gallon plant versus a 3 gallon plant ?
Cynthia K on May 19, 2015
would it work as a bonsai?
Rose G on May 5, 2015
do these plants need trimming? what is the shape
lucy N on Apr 19, 2015

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