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Gardenia jasminoides 'Absolute'

Family Name: Rubiaceae
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 (Woody)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A woody shrub with attractive and fragrant flowers, growing to about 2 m tall and spreading to about 2 m wide.
Foliage Green and glossy leaves, with entire margin
Flowers Flowers are fragrant, white to yellow in colour.
Cultivation Ideally grown under partial shade on fertile soil with good drainage, keeping roots moist at all times. Suitable to be grown in containers. 
Etymology The genus Gardenia is named after Dr. Alexander Garden (1730 - 1791) who was an Anglo-American botanist. The specific epithet jasminoides means jasmine-like. 
Ethnobotanical Uses [Others]: Flowers contain fragrant essential oils and used in perfumery. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Maintenance Requirements Moderate
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green - Light Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Oval)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) White, Yellow / Golden
Flower Grouping Solitary
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Radial
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 33609
Species ID 8023
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 26 August 2021.
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