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August Beauty Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'


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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.

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
-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

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


3 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

4.6 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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No flowers
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.
October 30, 2014
over 3 years ago
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Review of my purchase.
The "August Beauty Gardenia" I purchased from you is doing very well and is now nearly three times it's original size, still growing very fast, with much beautiful new growth. It is in partial shade, sun in the morning, shady afternoons. I use a "Miracle Grow" acid fertilizer every 14 days, and water twice a week, which the plant seems to love. I can't wait for it's blooming season to begin. It should be a beautiful display. Thank you very much for a wonderful product. Bill Tabb.
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Excellent buy
The plants came in good condition. They started to perform right away with buds forming. There was some leaf lose in the first several weeks bud it was followed right away with new growth. Even in this very hot and dry summer they have bloomed twice already. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a repeat blooming flower shrub in their garden and heavenly fragrance .
July 24, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
August Gardeia
As coincidence will have it, I just picked my very first flower today and more buds are on the way. Requires AM sun, in my front yard on into about 2PM. Also, it requires lots of water in the large container which I moved it to upon it's arrival. This is a keeper and hopefully it will endure the harsh RI Winter this year, as my prior one was unable to.
Winter coverage for this lovely plant are (@ this writing), requested to be sent to my E-mail address. Thank-You,
Barbara E Bonin [email protected]
July 24, 2015
North Providence, RI
Growing Zone:
Not easy to take care of for most
It was arrived brown and few whites bugs on it. So I have to spray to kills those bug before they spread to my others, and revive.not much flowers but very healthy now . But very great customer services here at fast growing tree company
July 25, 2015
Golden, CO
over 2 years ago
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These are beautiful plants, and are already giving me flowers. I am very pleased with them, even though they are small. I hope they will grow significantly next spring.
July 25, 2015
Glen Allen, VA
over 2 years ago
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Bloom a Plenty
My August Beauty Gardenia is wonderful... Pungent smell of flower, since they are so abundant... are magnificent.
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Wonderful Shrub
My gardenia has been in the ground for a couple of weeks, and it is thriving. It arrived well crated and in A-1 condition, and the smell was breathtaking. I will be buying more. Shirley McLain
June 9, 2016
Sapulpa, OK
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
August Beauty Gardenia
Of course, it will be several years before we can see just how well these plants do on a long term basis but in their first year in their new home with us, they began by arriving in excellent shape and they have looked happy in their new home ever since they came. So far we are quite pleased with these plants and we think they will do very well. We are also quite happy with the quality of the shrubs we have received from Fast-Growing-Trees so far.
May 11, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
love the bush
Have the gardenia happily planted, lost all it blooms right away but now, weeks later, new buds and one bloom coming out.
I bit too hot for them here in Texas now, 100 degrees daily,
but I water it daily and it has shade.
July 11, 2016
Georgetown, TX
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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I love the smell of the flowers
Hector C on Aug 10, 2017
Love fragrance
Catherine P on Jul 26, 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
I wanted an evergreen that could withstand full sun, have blooms, and stay fairly small!
Cristyann B on Mar 26, 2016
this is MY favorite plant. Reminds me of my grandmother and mother. LOVE the smell and the memories it bring back from childhood.
CHARLOTTE M on Mar 25, 2016
Love Gardenias wanted larger Blooms
Bertha G on Mar 22, 2016
I grew up with this kind of flower in the Philippines, locally known as "Rosal"! Everytime I see it, even in pictures; the fragrance comes to mind right away! It's like I've memorized the scent and wants to pick the flower and smell it's fragrance, endlessly! I have long prepared an outdoor container for this plant to grow! Indeed, I have chosen a perfect spot for August Beauty once I receive it! Thank you in advance for this special plant! I can't wait to hold it!
Teresa D on Mar 19, 2016
my favorite
Maria G on Mar 16, 2016
My very wonderful friend is doing some landscaping in her yard and I know she loves Gardenia.I thought it would be a nice lil surprise and addition to her project.
Rosemary M on Mar 9, 2016
Gardenias are my favorite flower, and i was given 2 bonsai gardenias for MOTHERS day, and they died. I wanted a Gardenia that wasn't so hard to keep alive in Ohio.
Virginia A M on Feb 25, 2016
I have owned these before and I love them
Chenaniah C on Feb 21, 2016
Pretty but do not live.
Carla B on Feb 4, 2016
Love my plant. Bloomed right away and smelled wonderful
Stacy B on Nov 5, 2015
Sharon N on Aug 2, 2017
Beautiful flowers
Liz A on Jul 20, 2017
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
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.
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: 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.
I purchased this plant last summer and it is giving lots of flowers now. My wife loves it. However, we are seeing tiny pest that are shaped like a short needle in the flower, lots of them. The flower also turns brown very quickly after it blossom (same with older leaves). Anybody got any experience with that?
Chung Ma on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Do not know about the bug, but all white Gardenias I've ever see begin rusting in roughly 24 hours after blooming. Other colors take around 48-72 hours. A nice way to display them, is to cut them with a half inch stem left and float them in a bowl of water in a crystal clear container. You can also buy LED lights to sit on the bottom now, which when combined with several others makes a very nice and romantic table setting.
We have a problem with rabbits eating our plants, is this rabbit resistant?
Steve J on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if it's rabbit resistant. But we do have a lot of rabbits in my neighborhood and I have never noticed any thing chewing on this plant.
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: I live in zone 8, so we're fairly warm in the winter compared to northern zones but we do get down to the mid 20s during winter. Our gardenias have never shown any problems from the cold and all of our plants are in the ground.
Is it evergreen?
Pastel on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's an evergreen shrub
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.
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.
YOLA2017 on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 6 can I plant it in the ground and protect it with burlap in the winter?
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.
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.
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.


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