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Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee'

Family Name: Rubiaceae
Synonyms: Gardenia cultivar 'Romance', Gardenia cultivar 'First Love®', Gardenia angusta
Common Name: Gardenia
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Maximum Height 1 m
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 0.6 m

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small, compact shrub up to 1 m tall.
Foliage Dark green, glossy leaves are elliptic with entire leaf margin. Venation is prominent with leaf blade bulging between veins.
Flowers White, double-petaled flowers are fragrant and resemble roses. Compared to other cultivars, 'Romance' has unusually large blooms.
Cultivation This plant grows best in moist, but well-drained soil. Feed regularly and amend the soil with humus to promote abundant flowering.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers) (Night)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils
Landscape Uses Hedge / Screening, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Elliptical)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute

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Master ID 32262
Species ID 6670
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.