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Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans variegata
 Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata
Family: Rubiaceae
Dwarf Gardenia Radicans
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A dwarf variety suitable for bonsai. Small leaved, almost creeping version of the species. 1-2" diameter flowers, very fragrant. This is a perfect plant for both indoor gardining or small gardens and patio. The plant stays compact under 1 ft, and will be covered with fragrant white flowers from Spring to Fall. Very easy to grow to compare with other gardenias. Do not allow to dry out and remain dry. On the other hand, this gardenia is very sensitive to over-watering, so be very careful and use only well-drained soil with lots of perlite or/and bark. Use a fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants, at half- strength. Do not fertilize while the plant is in bloom. Read more about gardenias.


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 Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans variegata
Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans variegata
Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans variegata
Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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Gardenia radicans, Gardenia prostrata, Dwarf Gardenia Radicans

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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With very small leaves, the plant is a compact grower. The blooms are 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The latest of all varieties to bloom, the bloom period continuing into the summer. Outstanding variety for bonsai. Mature size is under 3 ft - very compact and slow growing.
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page about gardenias, their cultivation and varieties.

This item is certified for shipping to California.
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Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Gardenia radicans Variegated - Dwarf Gardenia

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Rare, hard to find variety. With very small variegated leaves, the plant is a compact grower and looks like a small natural bonsai tree. The blooms are 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The latest of all varieties to bloom, the bloom period continuing into the summer. Outstanding variety for bonsai. Mature size is under 3 ft - very compact and very slow growing.
See picture of flower,
page about gardenias, their cultivation and varieties.

This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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$49.95

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