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August Beauty Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- 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.

Coarse 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
-t- 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.

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Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'

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August Beauty Gardenia Flowering Privacy Screen

-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!


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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
30 Reviews
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Seems to be a healthy plant
We have just started our gardeia indoors due to high winds and salt spray at our home plant is adjusting to a new environment seems to be doing well
Transplanted per instructions trimmed off dormant leaves getting some new growth
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November 28, 2018
1 month ago
Received Gardenia healthy and as expected.
Received Gardenia healthy and as expected. No issues with this one. Planted on the same day of arrival.
Shipping is satisfactory and received on time.
November 12, 2018
2 months ago
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Beautiful fragrant blooms
i have had the gardenia for the summer and it has been super healthy looking, no brown leaves, and 5 huge beautiful heavenly-scented blooms so far. My prior two plants bought at the local store did not bloom at all so i am thrilled.
September 29, 2018
6 months ago
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The plant arrived in good shape---it was very full and healthy and has continued to grow and stay healthy. Looking forward to next spring/summer when it blooms.
September 22, 2018
3 months ago
Zone 7 is not good for August beauty
Maybe it is because we are in zone 7, we do not get any flower buds at all. We control the temperature between 60-70, 3 hours mild sun.
August 20, 2018
4 months ago
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Love the gardenias
I purchased two, when they showed up they already looked good. One had three blooms on it and when they opened they had a wonderful fragrance. I'm looking forward to buying more plants from FGT.
May 28, 2018
7 months ago
Nothing is happening yet.
I received the plant which looked healthy. Some of the branches are spreading off to the side while the remainder of the plant seems to be intact. There are no buds yet but I am hoping they will develop soon. I was given one as a gift last year and it arrived with buds and opened not long after it was received. It is always disappointing when no flowers appear.
May 25, 2018
7 months ago
I love my Gardenias. The only issue is that the blooms are getting burned in the full sun. Therefore, I need to provide them with a sun screen
May 22, 2018
7 months ago
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It is beautiful. Had a bloom when it arrived and hasn't stop since it got here. Looks very healthy and hope it will continue to grow and be around for years. I planted it in a container on patio I think it will grow to big quit soon and will plant in yard. LOVE IT.
May 21, 2018
7 months ago
Still growing just just received 04/26/18
No flowers yet it came in smaller then I expected pot and size, but is a healthy plant very green and growing
May 18 2018
May 18 2018
April 28 2018 day it arrived in a smaller pot, transferred to this red one to allow growth
May 18, 2018
7 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your August Beauty Gardenia

August Beauty Gardenia Planting Diretions

The August Beauty Gardenia (or Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty') is a prolific blooming shrub that will produce large, elegant, sweet smelling flowers and decorative, glossy foliage. The showy white blooms emerge in the early to late summer seasons. They last for roughly three months and are fantastic for cutting. The August Beauty can be successfully grown in zones 7 through 9 but can also be grown as a wonderful indoor, potted plant. It will mature to a height of 4-6 feet tall and about 3-4 feet wide.


Choose a location: These plants can handle full sun all the way down to partial shade depending on your location. We recommend for Northern States, to plant August Beauties in full to partial sunlight. Southern states, can place these in areas with partial sunlight to partial shade. The ideal planting times for gardenias is typically spring and fall. The August Beauty Gardenias bloom in late spring and early summer, and provide up to 3 months of blooms for you.

The planting location should ideally have well drained, acidic soil. You can test the pH of your soil and if necessary amend the soil with compost or an organic planting mix to help make it more acidic. The ideal acidity range should be between a 5.0 to 6.0 pH.

*In warm weather areas, gardenias will do best if given morning sun exposure and afternoon shade.


Planting directions (in ground): Gardenias can be spaced anywhere from 2-6 feet apart. If you’re creating a hedge, you may want to space the plants 2-3 feet apart to create a more dense hedge. Be sure that the location has good drainage.

1) When planting these beautiful plants, select your ideal space and dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice the width. Loosen the soil removed from the hole so it can be used to plant the Gardenia.
2) Place the plant in the hole and place the ground soil and planting mix around the root ball. Firmly pack the soil around the plant to help remove any air pockets.
3) Once you are finished deeply water your plant and mulch around it. Avoid letting the mulch touch the plant.


Planting directions (potted): Gardenias do well in the ground but can also be successfully grown in containers. You can keep them as patio plants and then move them indoors during the colder months to be grown as houseplants.

1) Place them in a well draining container at least 1-2 sizes larger than the original container the plant came in.
2) Fill in the pot space around the gardenia using an organic potting medium.
3) Place it in a location with bright sun and ample humidity. A south facing window in your home should provide ample sun exposure.
4) You can keep the humidity up around the plant by misting it daily or placing it on a tray with pebbles and water. As the water evaporates it will feed humidity to the atmosphere around the gardenia.


Watering: Water plants placed in the ground with one inch of water weekly unless you have rainfall. The soil should never be allowed to be soggy. You may need to increase the amount of water provided during the hotter seasons especially with temperatures of 80 degrees or hotter.

For potted plants you can water thoroughly but make sure that the soil is not too saturated. You can test to see if the plant needs more water by sticking your index finger into the soil down to a depth of about 2 inches. If the soil is still damp at the depth, leave the gardenia alone. If it feels like it has become dry and sandy-like, go ahead and water until you see it coming from the drainage holes and stop.


Fertilizing: Your Gardenias can be fertilized once every 3-4 weeks from April through November. You can use a formula like 30-10-10 or a fertilizer high in nitrogen. If you notice the leaves on your plant starting to yellow, you can mix in a tablespoon of Epsom Salt with a gallon of water and apply this around your plant.

 Pruning: August Beauty Gardenias are best pruned in the summer after the plant has bloomed.  Thinning out the plant helps improve the air circulation around your gardenia. You can remove any dead, dying, broken or diseased branches from the tree. Be sure to also prune back any branches with spent flowers.

 Pest and Disease: Gardenias can have pest issues from time to time. The most common ones are aphids, white flies and scale. These are easily treated by either washing the insects off the plant or applying Neem Oil. You can apply the product as needed according to the instructions until the plant is rid of the insects.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
I wanted a white flowering bush, and I LOVE the smell of gardenias. I remember the plant, that was at our ranch, at one time. I want to enjoy a plant, like that, at my new home.
Faye B on Oct 21, 2018
I want more color, the white will mix well
Christopher P on Sep 13, 2018
I wanted a white flowering bush, and I LOVE the smell of gardenias. I remember the plant, that was at our ranch, at one time. I want to enjoy a plant, like that, at my new home.
Faye B on Oct 21, 2018
it is a beautiful flower.
Marjorie Y on Oct 2, 2018
I want more color, the white will mix well
Christopher P on Sep 13, 2018
The fragrance it says it produces.
Evie R on Aug 11, 2018
Good reviews. Good for my region. Healthy plant purchases previously on other plants. Expect good growth results.
TERRIE P on Jun 30, 2018
Favorite smell
Lynn E on May 27, 2018
the smell is amazing.
Tonya L on May 24, 2018
To replace yet again one that did not make it
Nicole B on Apr 30, 2018
My mom just passed away , we are plantings it for her
Denise c on Apr 22, 2018
Had one at previous address and love the smell of the flower.
Kenneth S on Oct 21, 2017
Love the smell, we had one when I was growing up.
Bertha D on Oct 8, 2017
Very fragrant. Reminds me of Honolulu Hawaii where in Waikiki the Flower Girl would send a Gardenia Blossom to my Honey .
DOUGLAS F on Oct 3, 2017
I love the smell of the flowers
Hector C on Aug 10, 2017
Sharon N on Aug 2, 2017
Love fragrance
Catherine P on Jul 26, 2017
Beautiful flowers
Liz A on Jul 20, 2017
the beauty of the flower and the fragrance.
molly b on Jul 11, 2017
Divine Inspiration
Takysha M on Jun 20, 2017
Small and fragrant
Gail A on Jun 17, 2017
because I like it.
Cynthia A on May 11, 2017
JON E PUCILLOC S on May 3, 2017
The luscious scent of gardenia wafting on the breeze through an open window, or a single blossom floating in a small crystal bowl on your desk... These gardenias embody the sensuous warmth and beauty of a sultry Southern summer. Place a few in full or partial sun along the walkway to your door, and delight your guests before you even open the door!
Susan H on Apr 29, 2017
beautiful flower and nicely smell .
Taras P on Apr 28, 2017
I love this plant, gardenias' are my favorite
Patricia A S on Apr 18, 2017
Not sure....Lol mostly we were trying to get yo the free shipping so it will be fun deciding where this will go.
Chris H on Apr 2, 2017
Love the smell and height.
Sheril H on Mar 27, 2017
beautiful white flowers and gardenia's have a wonderful scent
katheryn a on Mar 1, 2017
I always wanted my own Gardenias. It reminds me of my Mother. The picture you have sold me. And your short videos.
Maria M on Feb 3, 2017
For front door area love fragrance
Catherine. K on Jan 23, 2017
Grows well down in south Fl plus my mom loves these so a great Christmas gift
Billy S on Dec 9, 2016
Size and flowers
Anthony K on Dec 6, 2016
We love gardenias.
Robert V on Nov 21, 2016
I love the flower and smell.
Wendy M on Nov 7, 2016
It's long been one of my favorite flowers; I have never planted one of my own.
Amelia K on Nov 4, 2016
Evergreen and white gardenia!
Maryann T on Oct 10, 2016
Container friendly plant
Ramon P on Aug 27, 2016
Love the smell of this flower.
Rosalie A L on Aug 20, 2016
Love the fragrance
Steve B on Aug 12, 2016
Had one 8 years in house flowered 3times per year my orchids brought in wooly aphid and killed it shame it was 5 ft high easily f 4ft wide firstgardenia plant and I am known as a black thumb
Pamela K on Jul 30, 2016
No reason
William N on Jul 27, 2016
Based on the reviews from other customers and the description of the plant, the August Beauty Gardenia fit my criteria of larger and more fragrant blooms. This was a gift for my Aunt Carol, who is a gardenia fanatic, and I know this particular gardenia plant will make her very happy.
Carol K on Jul 25, 2016
my favorite flower and i am hoping i ordered the large leave bush variety because it is very hearty and grows well in Houston where i live and no landscaper seems knows what it is.!!
curry g on Jul 23, 2016
good smell
Lisa Z on Jul 17, 2016
Another feature in my front yard is this Gardenia. I placed it by the corner of the entryway. I have chosen this tree with the vision of white beauty and mesmerizing smell of gardenia as you walk to my doorstep. I can't wait to train this into a bonsai but big enough to emit it's fragrance on warm summer windy nights.
Charmagne P on Jul 7, 2016
Awesome fragrance!
Julie w on Jun 25, 2016
Gardner on Jun 24, 2016
This is a gift for Laura - as a sympathy remembrance
Laura R on Jun 20, 2016
beauty an nice smell
teresa h on Apr 5, 2016
My grandfather grew them.
Patricia O on Mar 28, 2016
it is a beautiful flower.
Marjorie Y on Oct 2, 2018
The fragrance it says it produces.
Evie R on Aug 11, 2018
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: We live in Washington state and kept our gardenia in the garage during the winter. It is ready to bloom again and we are happy with the August Beauty.
Can I grow it in a pot on my full sun patio?
Nancy C on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I grew mine in mostly sun but a little shade!
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.
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.
Is it evergreen?
Pastel on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's an evergreen shrub
Can an August beauty be shaped/pruned to keep it about 3 FT by 3 FT?
Marie G on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That is their natural limit. they are a semi dwarf. easy to shape and prune to your wishes.
How much sun exposure is needed to bloom?
R Bennett on Aug 11, 2018
Are they seasonal or annual ?
Shonda J on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what you mean by seasonal. The gardenia is a tropical bushy plant. It is not hardy in zone 7 which is where I live. I have mine in a pot and take it inside October through April. It blooms in February and again in August.
I live in East Tennessee planting zone 7a. Would this gardenia need afternoon shade? Would it tolerate most day sun?
Amy K on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live in middle TN and planted one of these a few yrs got. It gets mostly sun with some late afternoon shade and has done very well.
YOLA2017 on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
Will it grow in oregon?
David P on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Is the plant poisonous to pets?
SkipPoole on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Gardenia's can be poisonous to dogs, cats and horses.
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.
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.
How many inches per year will this grow?
Kbee123 on Nov 17, 2018

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