Frost Proof Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides
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The Frost Proof Gardenia is best known as the Grace Of The South. This heat loving evergreen shrub with intensely fragrant blooms will have you star struck with its southern beauty.

The beautiful white double formed blooms provide a great contrast against shiny dark green leaves. It is great planted around a deck or window, so you can enjoy the fragrance during the entire blooming season. The Gardenia is a must have in every landscaping.

The Frost Proof Gardenia gets its name because of its frost hardiness. It will hold its blooms after a frost! The Frost Proof Gardenia is also much more insect and disease resistant than older varieties.

Snowy white blossoms can be expected to emerge on this glossy evergreen shrub from spring throughout summer. The Frost Proof Gardenia prefers partial to full sun and requires well drained soil. The dense low growing growth habit makes the Gardenia popular for its ability to thrive in limited amounts of space. Only growing to height of 4 feet and a width of 3 feet, it is perfect to fill in tight spaces or simply to reside as a container plant.

Whatever the need may be, the Frost Proof Gardenia is sure to grace you with its beauty and fragrance. The Gardenia will waft sweet, intoxicating scents your way during the blooming season. Classic and not to showy, this shrub will be sure to delight you as well as anyone who comes upon it.

Buy your gardenia today, and enjoy the wonderful fragrance that nature has graced upon us!

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Fall Color Dark Green
Bloom Color White

How To Care

Frost Proof Gardenia are known for holding their blooms during overnight freezes. The Frost Proof is really an easy plant to care for. You will not have to do much except for water it upon planting.

We suggest keeping your new gardenia fertilized at least once per year starting in the spring. Use a high quailty slow release fertilier to prevent any nutrient deficiencies and encourge growth.

Frost Proof Gardenias can be left alone if you would like a more natural look or you can prune/shear them. Wait until after flowering before pruning or you will remove the beautiful blooms.

Also use a mulch around your gardenias. Mulch will help prevent weeds and retain moisture for your plants.

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Fall Color Dark Green
Bloom Color White

Landscape Ideas

Frost Proof Gardenias can be used in a variety of ways.  We like to use them at front or back entrances to the home because they are so fragrant!

They can be planted by them self as small shrubs or can also be planted in clusters or hedges.  

When planting in clusters of 3 or more, space each gardenia about 3 feet apart.  This will leave room to grow and create a more powerful impact.  You can prune your gardenia as if they are all one plant.

When planting in hedges, plant each gardenia about 3 feet apart also.  We like to get creative and create s-shaped hedges.  They are great around a/c units, garbage cans, and other areas you would like a low maintenance medium height screen.  They are also great for under windows of your home and foundation plantings.

No matter where you plant your new Frost Proof Gardenias, they will do just fine.  

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Fall Color Dark Green
Bloom Color White

Shipping Details

Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-6 till April 15th. Zones 7-10 will ship now.

If you are in Zones 3-6 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 980-444-2353 

Most orders and all supplies are processed and shipped the same day.

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships spring.

Supplies Ship Immediately.

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Frost Proof Gardenia

I purchased this and another Gardenia. I don't usually write reviews, but I decided to offer one this time because the two bushes came on time and in perfect shape for planting. The plants were larger than I anticipated, and that was nice. The folks at Planting Tree are first rate, and they responded to a number of e-mails I sent them asking questions about planting and pruning. Can't go wrong with these people.

United States

These are gorgeous

Plants came healthy and well packaged. Looking forward to their blooming this spring! Thank you. I’ll be ordering from you again very soon.

DEANNA B. verified customer review of Frost Proof Gardenia
Doyle P.
United States


Three gardenia plants were received in specified time. Plants were wrapped and boxed very good, Green and healthy, I ordered two more shrubs from the planning tree, take good care of them guys they’re not cheap.Doyle

Gregory M.
United States


Good size bush; however, I have never seen a gardenia plant with not even ONE bud!

PlantingTree™ Online Garden Center

Hi Gregory, Frost Proof Gardenia at this time of year are not budding. Expect new buds and blooms come spring through summer.

Honora E.
United States

Great experience

I was very pleased with my experience shopping here. The gardenias were a great price, and they came quickly and were very healthy. Hopefully they'll do well!

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