Facts About the Gardenia Plant
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Gardenia jasminoides, also known as cape-jasmine, is an evergreen shrub native to Asia. Bountiful, fragrant white blooms adorn the gardenia in mid-spring through early summer. Dark green, glossy foliage provide year-round interest.
Cape-jasmine grows to a height and spread of 4 to 8 feet. Dwarf cultivars, such as Radicans, reach to 18 inches with a spread of less than 3 feet.
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