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Kleim's Hardy Gardenia ShrubGardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

29 reviews
  • Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Shrub
  • Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Shrub

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Kleim's Hardy Gardenia ShrubGardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

29 reviews
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The Quintessential Gardenia

Why Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Shrubs?

With lovely evergreen foliage plus strong gardenia fragrance, the Kleim's is a versatile, dwarf-sized shrub perfect for containers, borders, and beds. And it delivers gorgeous blooms from spring through fall, with hardy growth that's truly second to none.

It's a gardenia for all seasons. This shrub's versatility is as appealing as its beauty. As its name suggests, this evergreen shrub is the most tolerant species available. Especially since its slow-growing habit makes pruning virtually unnecessary.

Combining shiny, dark green leaves with an abundance of bright, white blooms, the Kleim's Hardy will bring incredible visual appeal to any location you choose. Even when the blooms fade, the evergreen leaves offer year round-interest whether you've planted Kleim's in containers, raised beds or scenic borders.

And its fragrance is unparalleled. Perhaps no floral fragrance evokes memories of summers past as does the Gardenia. Carrying its heavenly scent throughout your garden and beyond, the long-lived Kleim's Gardenia will take you back and help you forge new memories for a generation.

That's because you can expect to enjoy your Kleims Hardy's fresh scent season after season for up to 30 years. Wonderful on decks and patios, the dwarf size of the Kleim's Gardenia stays a convenient 2 to 3 feet in height and width, compact enough to brighten just about any space.

Why is Better

You won’t find a healthier Kleim's. When you order your Kleim's from Fast Growing Trees, you get a better-developed, well-rooted variety that’s ready to grow above and beyond. Your Gardenia has all the best benefits of the full-sized gardenia in a manageable package.

Because we’ve planted, nurtured and shipped your Kleim's Gardenia with meticulous care, you get a hassle-free tree that explodes with fragrance and blooms as soon as it arrives at your door.

Make each new season a memorable one. Order your Kleim's Hardy Gardenia today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: These plants can handle full sun all the way down to partial shade. depending on your location. If you live in a northern state, plant in full to partial sunlight. Those in southern states can plant their Kleim's Gardenias in partial sunlight to partial shade.

Well-drained soil is also preferable for your Gardenia. Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice the width. Place the shrub 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. Once you are finished, deeply water your plant and mulch around it.

If you're planting in a container, select a pot that's about twice as large as your shipped container. Use organic soil, place your Kleim's Gardenia, and find a sunny spot on your patio or indoors.

2. Watering: Water with one inch of water weekly, unless you have rainfall. If you're not sure when to water or have a potted Gardenia, check your soil about 3 inches down for dryness.

3. Fertilizing: Your Kleim’s Hardy Gardenias can be fertilized once every 3 to 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.

4. 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 or broken branches from the tree and prune back any branches with spent flowers.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $149 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 2-3 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 7-11 outdoors
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      7-11 outdoors

Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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Kevin H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Kleim's Hardy Gardenia

They arrived very healthy. I've planted them a few weeks ago and they are doing great. I can't wait till they bloom this coming spring! I've bought several plants from FastGrowingTrees and every time it's been a good experience. -Kevin H

United States United States
I recommend this product

Kleim's hardy gardenia - Purchased in the fall.

Plant was well packaged and arrived quickly. Looks to be healthy for being purchased in Mid-October, and price point was favorable to the local nursery prices I had seen earlier in the year. Will have to wait and see how it handles the rainy Pacific Northwest Fall and Winter seasons.

United States United States
I recommend this product


Arrived healthy

Tiffany B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful shrub with heavenly scent

The Kleim’s gardenia arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. I live in zone 7b, so my options for gardenias are limited. I’m absolutely delighted with this lovely shrub, which is thriving in a container on my rooftop deck. I’ve purchased multiple shrubs and trees from Fast Growing Trees, and every single one has met or exceeded expectations. Highly recommend! Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Shrub Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Shrub Review
Tiffany B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful shrub with heavenly scent

The Kleim’s gardenia arrived in excellent condition and is growing beautifully in a container on my rooftop garden. I’m in zone 7b, so my options for gardenias is fairly limited. I’m delighted with this selection. Everything I’ve received from Fast Growing Trees has met or exceeded expectations! Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Shrub Review