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‘Frost Proof’

Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

'Frost Proof'

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  • Fragrant
  • Evergreen
  • Improved hardiness
Description

One of the most cold tolerant gardenias! 'Frost Proof' is known among gardenia aficianados as one the best varieties for colder climates. It expands the potential of this popular fragrant shrub into USDA zone 7. White flowers in early spring are sweetly perfumed; glossy evergreen foliage ensures year-round elegance.

USDA Zone 7 - 10 (5°F/-15°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 4 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Requires soil to be rich, moist, acidic, and well-drained.

Pruning Rarely required. Blooms on old wood - prune out dead wood in spring and trim to shape after flowering if required.

Uses Hedge, specimen, cutting gardens, foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Good air circulation is highly recommended, both from a cultural standpoint as well as an aesthetic one. They benefit from a good layer of mulch, especially in colder areas of their hardiness range. Temperature or moisture stress will cause bud drop.