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Double Blooming Gardenia Tree

Gardenia jasminoides

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

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

Mature Height:

5-7 ft.

Mature Width:

2-3 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Gardenia jasminoides

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The Perfect Perfume for dressing up your Garden

The sweet aroma of gardenia evokes some of the best memories of summers past.

Now you can make new memories for years to come by planting a beautiful Gardenia right in your own garden.

The fragrant white flowers emit an scent so pleasurable, the Gardenia is just what you need to relax on weekends and melt life's stresses away.

Place them in pots around the patio or strategically plant them in the garden to create your own personal paradise.

Apart from the wonderful perfume that will permeate your retreat, the blossoms will add to the allure because they look as amazing as they smell. For that reason Gardenias are wonderful as potted entryway trees, welcoming visitors by arousing their senses.

The smooth 3 inch double-blossoms maintain a character all their own with layers of pretty white petals surrounding a delicate yellow core.

These incredible flowers are supported visually by the backdrop of shiny green leaves.

The ensemble of white floral beauty, deep green leaves and intoxicating aroma complete the Gardenia as one of the most appealing specimens you can add to any location you choose.

Remember, sometimes how your garden smells can be as important as how it looks. Order yours today.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
26 Reviews
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Beautiful Healthy Tree
My gardenia tree arrived today. It was so healthy and nice sized. I had one at my previous home and was not able to find another one locally. I was hesitant to purchase online but am so glad I did. I immediately planted it next to my patio where I can enjoy its amazing fragrance. I will certainly be purchasing more from your company. Thank you.
March 12, 2016
Pensacola, FL
Growing Zone:
Beautiful and such a sweet smell
My friend loves this gardenia tree. I gifted it to her in memory of her mother who recently passed away. She loves it and will remember her sweet mum with each bloom.
May 13, 2016
Raleigh, NC
over 2 years ago
Very Nice
I was very happy with the size, I have not planted the tree but have it in a small patio pot and, still, the bloom are still coming. I will plant the tree after knowing for sure it can withstand direct full sun heat in the summer. The smell is great.
June 6, 2016
Windsor Hill, CA
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Gardenia tree
Product arrived well packaged and in good condition. They had plenty of blooms waiting to open up. So far two flowers opened up and they smell dilightful! Can't wait until it's all covered with blooms. I'm in zone 7 and plan on taking it inside or leave it on my front porch, protected. Hopefully it will survive the winter....thanks for a great product!
May 25, 2016
Stratford, CT
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Double Blooming Gardenia Tree
It arrived looking well. Had a number of lovely open flowers. It smells wonderful. Planted in a large pot, with movable stand that sits on front walk in full sun. Checking daily for water needs
and small amount of yellowing leafs. Happy with our new tree.
June 5, 2016
Summerfield, FL
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Beauty out of the box
I was amazed at the shipping process. From order to my front door 3 days. When I opened the box everything was packed snug and to my surprise no damage or breakage on my Gardenia tree. It was loaded with blooms. I let it rest a day and then transplanted it into its new pot and within 2 days of getting replanted I had beautiful amazing flowers all over my tree. It continues to produce blooms and flowers filling my front porch and living room with the beautiful aroma that only the Gardenia can give.
I had one friend so impressed she had to go and order herself one. AMAZING .....
May 25, 2016
Springfiield, MO
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
We love the gardenia. We had 5 large blooms, but then we had some crummy cool weather, so it hurt the blooming. It was delivered in perfect condition. We love our gardenia.
July 5, 2016
Flora, IN
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Gorgeous gardenia
I ordered this tree as a gift. My sister said the tree came in with three blooms, was full and green. She liked it so much I ordered one for myself. When I received my tree, I was very happy with how healthy the tree was and it also had three huge blooms. I would definitely recommend this tree.
June 7, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Tree Gardenia
Awesome...Great quality and mine are doing great.
July 10, 2017
1 year ago
Beautiful plant
Fast service good price friendly people will buy again
July 20, 2016
Tampa Bay, FL
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Double Blooming Gardenia Tree

Double Blooming Gardenia Tree Planting Diretions

The Double Blooming Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) is a wonderfully fragrant topiary, splendid for being containerized or for your landscaping. With its large 3 inch double white blooms to the heady and intoxicating fragrance that is known as summer in the south, this is a proven winner. At a mature height of 5-7 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide, this topiary tree has moderate growth and is ideal for USDA growing zones 7-9. They’ll perform best in full sun to partial shade and you can enjoy blooms throughout the summer!

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 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. Double Blooming 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 Double Blooming 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: 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: Double Blooming Gardenias can have pest issues from time to time. The most common ones are aphids, whiteflies 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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I love gardenias
Lynda N on May 24, 2018
always wanted to grow a gardenia, didn't think i could until i read the reviews on this plant, going to try again and hope for the best.
ROSALIE W on May 4, 2018
I love gardenias
Lynda N on May 24, 2018
I will give you feedback when I receive the tree
Eileen B on May 14, 2018
always wanted to grow a gardenia, didn't think i could until i read the reviews on this plant, going to try again and hope for the best.
ROSALIE W on May 4, 2018
I love the genteel nature of Gardenia trees and the smell transports me back to earlier years!
Alice P on Mar 26, 2018
Love the scent. And. Beautiful. Plant !!
Mary V on Mar 25, 2018
love the smell and my grandmother always loved this plant it reminds me of here rest in peace grand ma
betty j a on Feb 27, 2018
To remember a friend who has passed away.
Jeanine D on Jan 31, 2018
Beautiful fragrance
Brenda D. M on Dec 3, 2017
I love the smell of the gardenia, and I planted it near my front door. It has already bloomed, and I just set it out about a month ago.
Carole B on Jun 26, 2017
The perfume of Gardenia is one of my childhood most pleasant memories. I want to bring that to my home. The pictures of your plants look really good. Healthy.
Marie R on Jun 13, 2017
Just built a new deck and it would be beautiful there.Will bring it in the house for the winter.
Bev Y on Jun 12, 2017
I love gardenias and thought this beautiful tree would be perfect to send to a friend who just loss her Mother.
Cindy H on Jun 11, 2017
I love gardenias and can't wait to see the tree in bloom. Thank you
Marsha E S on May 30, 2017
Bernadette S on May 18, 2017
I have a small space in my flower bed that this seems perfect for. Looking forward to the fragrant blooms and evergreen leaves. Height is also perfect for the space. I didn't want anything too bulky or tall.
Kathy E on May 18, 2017
Mother's Day Gift, will amke beautiful addition to patio, this site has good rep for quality and service. Price was right
David S on May 12, 2017
My sister LOVES Gardenia's.
Lisa S on May 10, 2017
Size and fragrance
Mary R on May 3, 2017
Strong fragrance
Daniel K on Apr 22, 2017
The beauty of the plant
Linda H on Apr 20, 2017
Love of standards
Patricia A S on Apr 18, 2017
This my mother's favorite flower.
LETICIA M on Jul 11, 2016
Love the scent & look of the gardenia. Wanted it to put in pot and use on my deck. Will bring inside during the winter
Dephanie C on Jul 9, 2016
Will Ship now!!
Bill P on Jul 1, 2016
JESSIE N on Jul 1, 2016
wanted something with a lot of pretty smelling blooms.
Susan H on Jun 27, 2016
Gardner on Jun 24, 2016
Gift for a friend. Said it was her favorite flower
David M on Jun 16, 2016
Senator D on Jun 14, 2016
I have had a gardenia tree every year for a long time and this year mine isn't doing well, so decided to try this beautiful tree. Am looking forward to receiving this gorgeous looking tree.
Ava M on Jun 14, 2016
I am looking for a small patio type gardenia. Love their smell and hoping this one loves me and does well.
Linda R on Apr 20, 2016
looks very healthy with dozens of blooms already
donna l on Apr 8, 2016
mark g on Mar 21, 2016
for the entrance to my front door
Maria G on Mar 16, 2016
Buying tree to honor fiancee's mother who crossed over. Her favorite flower. Tree to be planted in shrub bed in front of house.
Linda S on Mar 3, 2016
I bought this beautiful Double Blooming Tree as an back drop to accent my Popcorn Drift Rose Plants.
Loretta M on Jan 29, 2016
I will give you feedback when I receive the tree
Eileen B on May 14, 2018
I love the genteel nature of Gardenia trees and the smell transports me back to earlier years!
Alice P on Mar 26, 2018
Will it bloom in shade?
Barbara on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It needs at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day.
Will it grow in nevada's high desert?
ETwhytus on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Please click the link below to find out what growing zone your in.
I live in Myrtle Beach, SC and was wondering if this can be planted outdoors ... ? When does it bloom and how long does the blooming season last? Thank You !
Kathy on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Kathy, it looks like you're in the correct region but if it freezes in the winter I'd suggest planting it in a container that can be taken inside during cold snaps. I just received mine about a month ago and it's already covered with buds. I don't know how long it'll bloom because this is our first growing season, but I'm assuming it's like gardenia bushes. I highly recommend this tree - it's beautiful and great quality.
How big does this tree get at full growth?
Teresa on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can get 5-7ft tall and 2-3ft wide.
Will it grow in nj?
Frank M on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It isn't doing well in DC so I don't know about further north.
Does the gardenia plant like direct afternoon sun? Our sun can get very hot in the summer afternoon, Zone 9.
douglas k on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am in Zone 4b and do not place these sweet gems in the full direct sun. All of them have been put in containers with a maximum direct sun 3-4 hours and the rest of the time partial shade. I have some with morning direct and also some in the afternoon at max 3-4 hrs. They are extremely fragrant and lots of flowering! If you have the right spot your going to love the beauty and fragrance!
I have 2 trees in pots should I transfer to larger pots or should they stay root bound?
Granny on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, A bigger pot will always do better then a smaller one for your Gardenia tree.

The blooms don't open fully before falling off and leaves are yellow, what causes this?
Dena T on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For mine it’s excessive heat in our low desert climate. probsbly iron
Can Gardena tree be planted in pots?
William G on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant the August Beauty Gardenia Tree in a pot. Make sure it is well draining and at least a 7 Gallon Container.
I live in zone 7, in the panhandle of Texas. Can I plant this tree outside?
ERFelton on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
I live in CT. Will they survive the winters here when planted in the ground?
Putnam on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.

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