Medium Shrubs (4 to 8 feet high)
Evergreen and deciduous shrubs that generally stay between about 5 to 8 feet high without any pruning whatsoever or with only very minimal pruning. Many of these medium-sized shrubs are well-suited to use as both formal and informal hedges, natural screens, as backdrops for perennial borders, and as specimen plants. They can also be used in large to very large containers to good effect. Some of these will be suitable for training into small to medium-sized tree standards and as smaller espaliers.
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.