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Dwarf Radicans Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'


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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
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.

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: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

1-2 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'

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Dwarf Size Brings Gardenia Smell to any Landscape

-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.

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Customer Reviews

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Good recovery
It arrived with lots of yellow leaves and with signs of bug attacks. Leaves half eaten and with holes. However after replanting, watering, fertilizer and amorning sun spot, it revovered quickly and is mow green with new leaves sprouting. Expect flowers late spring.
November 14, 2018
1 month ago
Arrived in perfect condition! Amazing packaging! Doing really well in their new home! Haven't lost any leaves or anything! Can't wait for spring to watch them bloom!
November 5, 2018
2 months ago
Plant arrived well packed. Took to the soil quickly and is already showing growth. Only a month later!
July 15, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Gardenia Heaven
I like this Gardenia plant as it fits onto my patio area perfect.
I moved it into a 5gal container to make it happy. It arrived here in very good condition.

Do yourself a favor if you love gardenia, and purchase one of these. Thanks, Jan
June 30, 2018
6 months ago
Fragrant and beautiful
While this plant came in with a lot of leaves and bulbs that eventually fell off (not sure why other than I was told it is expected, it adapted well and is already flowering with very fragrant blooms. Great plant!
May 21, 2018
7 months ago
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So far so good
So far they have been pretty slow to move but they're finally coming around. I hope they do well.
May 23, 2017
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dwarf Radicans Gardenia

Dwarf Radicans Gardenia Planting Diretions

The Dwarf Radican Gardenia (gardenia jasminoides radicans) is a miniature gardenia that grows 1-2 feet tall and 3-4 wide. It’s a slow to moderate grower but packs a powerhouse punch of glossy green leaves and double white flowers with the intense fragrance of the full size gardenia. Planted in full sun to partial shade, this plant is hardy down to 10 degrees once established and is best suited for USDA growing zones 7-10. They’re ideal for walkways, edging, or even as a ground cover and great for cut flower arrangements so you can enjoy the fragrance inside your home as well.

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. Dwarf Radican 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 Dwarf Radican 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: Dwarf Radican 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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Size and smell
sotiri d on Nov 10, 2018
When in bloom, this gardenia is loaded with blooms. Enjoy the scent and the flowers!
Robert G on Jul 9, 2018
Size and smell
sotiri d on Nov 10, 2018
Small, suitable for patio container. Slow growth and suitable for Florida climate.
Erik R on Oct 16, 2018
When in bloom, this gardenia is loaded with blooms. Enjoy the scent and the flowers!
Robert G on Jul 9, 2018
I purchased this to plant in a container at the entrance of my home.
Anthony M on May 23, 2018
Mother loves Gardenias. We would like her to have one indoors that she can enjoy.
Cathy C on May 7, 2018
Gift for my lovely daughter-in-law.
Renee G on May 1, 2018
When mother drive up to the house white safety
Maryann F on Oct 13, 2017
My niece picked it out. She said she like the flower.
janneth j on Jun 28, 2017
I'm in a colder climate, zone 4 and want indoor fragrant plants. Liked the insurance policy.
Nathan S on May 26, 2017
great fragrance
Raj V on May 22, 2017
It has color and does not grow too high or wide for the area it will be planted in.
Darren D on May 21, 2017
I am creating a serenity garden with various fragrant plants, flowers and shrubs. My serenity garden wouldn't be complete without the amazing scent of Gardenia.
cheryl o on May 12, 2017
Because it can be a container plant. Plus I love gardenias.
Maria F on Mar 16, 2017
A Friend Recommended this item
Wayne G on Mar 4, 2017
Small to fit where I want it, Partial Shade and most of all Smells Lovely.
Flower G on Feb 2, 2017
dwarf and smell
situ r on Jan 22, 2017
wanted as a border
ANDREA C on Dec 30, 2016
To add a little bit of sunshine and fragrance to my small apartment backyard
Alicia N on Oct 23, 2016
I have a small area of the yard to squeeze this plant in. I love Gardenia but wanted something much smaller than a normal sized plant.
ELIZABETH M on Sep 27, 2016
for the beautiful flowers an nice smell
teresa h on Apr 5, 2016
Needed something low and pretty to view when inside pool
Rosemary F on Feb 7, 2016
I love gardenias!!!
Nancy S on Aug 22, 2015
Small, suitable for patio container. Slow growth and suitable for Florida climate.
Erik R on Oct 16, 2018
I purchased this to plant in a container at the entrance of my home.
Anthony M on May 23, 2018
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.
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.
I live in zone 9 will the gardenia survive in the winter, if planted outside ?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: probably and able to tolerate more sun than in zone 10. still recommend some shade and a acidic fertilizer
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.
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.
Will these grow indoors?
Judy G on Oct 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought one in spring last year and have it a sunroom where it gets chilly in winter but doesn't freeze. It gets good south-facing light, but for only part of the day. It did bloom this spring, and has put on new growth, but slowly.
Can I plant the gardenias in a large pot?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Large pot could hold 3 to 5 of these guys. I concur it is slow and never gets more than 12 inches across.
dappled shade frequent fert.
I am in NJ zone 7 - what time of year should these be planted?
Sara R on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: month of may
Will they grow indoors?
Judy G on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would put in a sunny window, but they may not have many flowers and if they were planted outdoors.
Gardenias growing indoors?
Vivian J on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can grow gardenias indoors but they need a lot of light.
Is this deer proof?
Bobbie on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes Gardenia's are deer resistant.
How often should they be water in the zone 10a? When should they be planted?
Karla C on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: PLant after the chance of frost. Iput mine in containers. They need lots of watering as they like to stay moist. Needs good drainage.
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: Yes, this shrub should thrive in your area as it is recommended for your zone.
would it work as a bonsai?
Rose G on May 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Maybe ! good question and definitely worth a try.
How tall do these gardenias get?
Pam L on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Dwarf Radicans Gardenias get about 2 feet tall.

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