Close up of crisp white Kleim's Hardy Gardenia blooms

‘Kleim’s Hardy’


Gardenia jasminoides

'Kleim's Hardy'

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Close up of crisp white Kleim's Hardy Gardenia blooms
  • Fragrant
  • Evergreen
  • Improved hardiness

One of the hardiest gardenias, 'Kleim's Hardy' is a useful dwarf size that is great for containers and the front of borders. White, star-like blooms contrast with the evergreen foliage.

USDA Zone 7 - 10 (5°F/-15°C)

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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.