Gardenia augusta (L.) Merrill.


Accepted name: Gardenia jasminoides

Evergreen tree or shrub to 10 m or more tall. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to elliptic or oblong, to about 12 cm long, 5 cm wide, dark green and glossy. Flowers axillary or terminal, solitary or in few-flowered clusters, white or cream, generally double, the floral tube to about 3 cm long, extremely fragrant; summer to winter. [G. 'Florida', G. florida L., G. grandiflora Lour., G. jasminoides Ellis]

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Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rubiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Gardenia augusta 'Radicans Variegata'

As for G. 'Radicans' but the leaves greyish with creamy margins. [G. jasminoides var. radicans 'Variegata']

Gardenia augusta 'Radicans'

Dwarf plant with a compact habit, small flowers and small leaves. [G. jasminoides var. radicans]

Gardenia augusta 'Veitchiana'

Upright plant with the leaves streaked white.