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Radicans Creeping Dwarf Gardenia
'Radicans', is a dwarf and spreading Gardenia forming mounds of dark green foliage to about 2 feet in height and a spread of 3 to 4 feet over time. As with other gardenia varieties, it produces sweetly fragrant, double, pure white flowers during spring into summer. More details below!

Radicans Creeping Dwarf Gardenia

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Creeping Dwarf Gardenia
Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7b-10b  Find Your Zone


Note:   For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8a, where this Gardenia variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

'Radicans', is a dwarf and spreading Gardenia forming mounds of dark green foliage to about 2 feet in height and a spread of 3 to 4 feet over time. As with other gardenia varieties, it produces sweetly fragrant, double, pure white flowers during spring into summer. The dark green lustrous leaves of this dwarf gardenia are smaller and thinner than other varieties, providing a unique texture in the landscape.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Its low and mounding form make this dwarf gardenia an ideal selection for mass plantings or groupings around outdoor living areas, where the fragrance can be enjoyed from close up, or as a border along paths and walkways. It also works great as an underplanting beneath small trees such as Japanese maples, crape myrtles and tea olive. Just plant it on the east side of the tree so it'll get some afternoon shade.

Spacing:  3 feet for solid hedge or mass planting;  6 feet or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Gardenia are exceptionally easy to grow in moist but well-drained soils of average fertility and part sun, preferably morning sun with some shade or filtered sun in the mid afternoon hours. As with so many other ornamental plants, constantly soggy or wet soils can cause root rot or other plant diseases. The east side of the home or other tall structure is a perfect spot. USDA Zones: 8a-11   Find Your Zone >


Soil pH is important!

To flower their best and maintain deep green foliage color, all Gardenia require an acid to moderately acid soil ranging from 4.5 to 6.0 on the pH scale. If your soil is alkaline foliage will turn pale-green to yellow and flowering will be diminished.

Soil pH is a measurement of the alkalinity or acidity of soil and is measured on a scale of 1-14, with 7 as the neutral mark. Any measurement below 7 indicates acid soil conditions, and anything above 7 indicates alkaline. If you're unsure about the pH of your soil and whether or not it's suitable for growing Gardenia it's a good idea to test the soil pH in the planting area. You can quickly test soil pH with an inexpensive soil pH tester probe. To raise the pH (make more alkaline) you can add pelletized limestone to the soil. To lower the pH (make more acid) you can apply Soil SulfurAluminum Sulfate, or Chelated Iron. Adding organic compost to the soil or using compost as mulch can also help to increase acidity and maintain acid soil conditions.





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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7b-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  2'
Width at Maturity: 3-4'
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Mounding 
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:   2-3"
Flowering Period:  Mid- to Late-Spring, Summer, Fall in containers
Flower Type:  Double
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes - extremely fragrant!
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.0 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity, Insect



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