Gardenias (a.k.a. Cape Jessamine or Cape Jasmine) are easy to enjoy evergreens whose powerful perfume is as famous as that of the true Jasmines. Our selection of Gardenias include the full blown large types that can mature at over 6' high as well as diminutive dwarfs that top out at just 1-2' along with some of the more special and reliable tropicals. The flowers range in size from the huge 5"+ wide Aimee Yoshioka and the Heaven Scent Tahitian Gardenia to as small as about 2" in some of the dwarfs. These make easy evergreen shrubs for the garden and landscape as well as enjoyable container plants. To learn more about how to grow, prune, plant, and fertilize gardenias or learn about black, yellow, or light green Gardenia foliage issues please see our Gardenia Growing Guide.
Aimee Gardenia, Aimee Yoshioka Cape Jasmine
Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee Yoshioka', G. augusta
Huge 4-5" double blooms are intensely fragrant! Aimee Yoshioka is the largest flowered of all Gardenias with large, glossy, dark green foliage on a vigorous and moderately fast growing evergreen shrub. The large dark foliage provides a wonderful foil for the large white flowers. Easily trained into a tree standard. Aimee is also considered to be one of the largest growing Gardenias, particularly in mild winter climates where it is known to reach 10-12' high but 5-6' may be more typical. Item# 1154.