The butter yellow blooms of Golden Magic gardenia Close up of dark green and lime green foliage on Golden Magic Gardenia

‘Golden Magic’

Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

'Golden Magic'

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The butter yellow blooms of Golden Magic gardenia Close up of dark green and lime green foliage on Golden Magic Gardenia
  • Fragrant
  • Evergreen
  • Colorful foliage
Description

Double flowered gardenia. 'Golden Magic' gardenia combines fabulous foliage and flowers. Large, fully double flowers open white and age to buttery-yellow. Lustrous evergreen foliage on a low growing, compact grame makes for handsome container presentation. Exceptionally fragrant.

USDA Zone
8 - 10 (10°F/-12°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2 - 3'
Width
2 - 3'
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.