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Radicans Miniature Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'

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Radicans Miniature Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans') at Randy's Perennials

Radicans Miniature Gardenia flowers

Radicans Miniature Gardenia flowers

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Radicans Miniature Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans') at Randy's Perennials

Radicans Miniature Gardenia in bloom

Radicans Miniature Gardenia in bloom

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Radicans Miniature Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans') at Randy's Perennials

Radicans Miniature Gardenia

Radicans Miniature Gardenia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Description:

A low spreading dwarf variety with petite, fragrant white flowers contrasted by deep green glossy foliage; excellent in low borders or as a groundcover; great container plant; water more often in extreme heat

Ornamental Features

Radicans Miniature Gardenia features showy fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage. The glossy pointy leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Radicans Miniature Gardenia is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Radicans Miniature Gardenia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Radicans Miniature Gardenia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Radicans Miniature Gardenia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features