Gardenia sp., Gardenia Ululani, Ulu-Lani

Gardenia sp.

Gardenia Ululani, Ulu-Lani
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Hawaii
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Gardenia Ululani is a great choice for warm climates such as USDA Zone 10-11. It prefers full sun to light shade and regular waterings. It is drought tolerant once established. It can grow as large shrub or small specimen tree up to 8-10 ft tall and as wide. Ululani is a female name in Hawaii, meaning "heavenly inspiration".

Grown in a pot, Gardenia Ululani can be taken indoors in cold regions. Gardenia is a relatively slow growing plant and requires a rich, well drained soil. Planting it in a pot requires good soil and proper watering. The pot must have good drainage. Avoid overwatering and fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once or twice a month. If placed in a cold area, it should be brought indoors during cold months or provided with protection from wind and frost.

Gardenia Ululani is a perfect choice for small gardens as it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds with its fragrant yellow/orange flowers. With proper care, its glossy foliage and beautiful bloom can be enjoyed for many years.

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