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Gardenia jasminoides 'Gold Doubloon'

Family Name: Rubiaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub


Native Habitat Terrestrial

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A woody shrub with attractive foliage and fragrant flowers.
Foliage Leaves are ovate, glossy light green to yellow with darker green patches at primary veins, having entire margin.
Flowers Flowers are solitary, white and fragrant with many petals.
Cultivation This shrub is ideally grown under full sun on fertile soil with good drainage, and roots kept moist at all times. Plants can be grown in the ground or in containers.
Etymology The genus Gardenia is named in honour of Dr. Alexander Garden, who was an Anglo-American botanist. Specific epithet jasminoides means jasmine-like.

Landscaping Features

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

Plant Care and Propagation

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


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Green - Light Green, Yellow / Golden
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green - Light Green, Yellow / Golden
Young Flush Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Grouping Solitary

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Master ID 33744
Species ID 8158
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Species record last updated on: 26 August 2021.