Cottage Farms Double Blooming Gardenia Patio Tree

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Double duty. A must-have for every patio or deck, this gardenia is beautiful, elegant, and delightfully fragrant. Huge, white, double blooms burst against the dark green foliage in late spring and again later in the summer. The topiary form is easy to grow and maintain. From Cottage Farms.

  • Type: tropical
  • Uses: ideal in container on patio, deck, or porch
  • Shipped As: one 2' to 3' trained topiary gardenia tree growing in a 1-gallon container
  • Zone(s): USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10
  • Spacing: 5' apart if in ground
  • Sun exposure: full to partial sun
  • Water: keep well watered
  • Fertilize: every two to three weeks during growing season; discontinue during winter dormancy
  • Blooms: heaviest March through July; intermittenly the remainder of the year
  • Mature Height and Spread: 4'H to 6'H with a 3'W to 4'W spread
  • Winterizing: zones 7 through 10 may leave plant outdoors during winter; zones 3 through 6 need to provide protection; don't let the plant freeze
  • Attracts: butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Drought Tolerant: no
  • Fragrant: yes
  • Edibile: no
  • 90-day Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Ships at the appropriate time for planing in your area
  • Cannot ship to AK, HI, PR, VI, Guam

Important Details

We're not happy if you're not happy. Cottage Farms warrants its perennials for 1 year and annuals for 90 days from the time of shipment. If, for any reason, you're dissatisfied, Cottage Farms will replace your plant with a similar or comparable one at no charge. If your replacement is not available or it's too late in the season to ship, it will ship the following shipping season.

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Zone 11:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone is the warmest, and refers to any region that seldom dips below 40°F. Zone 11 is considered to be frost-free.

Zone 10:

Ships Week of March 7th

Plants that love heat and humidity do very well in this tropical climate. Zone 10 receives plenty of rain, sunshine, and warm temperatures. Its average annual low temperature is 30–35°F.

Zone 9:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone includes the thermal belt of California's Central Valley. In this growing region, gardeners don't worry about cold hardiness like they do in other parts of the United States. The bigger concern here is the summer heat. Weather in the thermal belt is affected by both coastal and interior weather patterns. Hot and very dry air is pushed in from the inland while the ocean provides cool and moist air. Plants that prefer cool and moist summers are difficult to grow in this region, whereas heat-loving plants thrive with minimal attention. Zone 9 has very hot summers, while winters have low temperatures ranging from 28–18°F, although frost is rare. Rain between November and April averages 2 inches per month. There's constant sunshine during growing season. Plants that do well in this area with full sun are butterfly bushes, lavender, black-eyed Susans, hibiscus, and sedum. Part-sun plants include honeysuckle, phlox, passion flower, hollyhock, and bee balm. Bleeding hearts would work great in shade.

Zone 8:

Ships Week of March 14th

This zone ranges 10–20°F as the average annual low temperature. Most parts of Zone 8 enjoy a temperate climate with mild winters. Summers are generally warm with cooler night temperatures. Due to the long growing season, this zone is home to many beautiful gardens. Although it's too warm for lilacs, many other plants from Zones 7 & 9 may actually do well here depending on the microclimate of your location. Suggested for some plants that should flourish in Zone 8 are angel trumpets, astilbe, bee balm, bleeding hearts, columbine, daylily, hostas, and butterfly bushes.

Zone 7:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 7a ships week of 3/28
  • 7b ships week of 3/21

This zone has hot summers and mild, but pronounced, winters that sharply define the season without severe winter cold or enervating humidity. This zone also has a climate conducive to growing such plants as peonies, lilacs, and flower bulbs. In Zone 7, typical winter lows range from 35–26°F (2 to -3°C with record lows averaging from 18–0°(-8 to -18°C).

Zone 6:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 6a ships week of 4/11
  • 6b ships week of 4/4

Warmer summers and cooler winters distinguish Zone 6 from coastal Zone 5. With a long growing season from 155 days at Cottage Grove to 280 days and 40–55 inches of annual precipitation in most places. If you live in Portland for example, it's among the mildest parts of Zone 6. Zone 6 averages 10–15°F (5–8°C) higher than those along the coast, while winters are the warm summers of this zone. The cold winters make this area exceptional for growing plants like peonies and plants that need at least 6–8 weeks of cold weather to grow and bloom properly.

Zone 5:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 5a ships week of 5/2
  • 5bn ships week of 4/25
  • 5bs ships week of 4/18

Summer highs run between 65°–70°F (18–21°C) along the coast, and 70–75°F (21–24°C). Such mild temperatures are great for growing begonias. Steady breezes and lower temperatures, especially along the coast, make windbreaks and warm microclimates critical for heat-loving plants. Average January minimum temperatures range from 33–41°F (1–5°C), with annual lows averaging a few degrees colder.

Zone 4:

Ships Week of May 9th

This zone has more cold than neighboring Zone 5, more snow, and a shorter growing season. Compared to neighboring zones in Alaska and Canada, however, it has less winter cold and a longer growing season. No zone grows better perennials and bulbs. Average winter lows in Zone 4 range from 34°–28°F with extreme lows averaging 8°–0°F. The growing season is 150–200 days long, but because Zone 4 summers are temperate (high average from the low 60s to the 70s), plants take more time to develop.

About Cottage Farms

About Cottage Farms

A leader in the horticulture industry for over 50 years, Cottage Farms is renowned for quality plants. Often referred to as "the grower's grower", Cottage Farms can be found at top nurseries and garden centers around the country. Discover the beauty of easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow perennials.

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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 87 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bad Purchase Was very excited to order this item and ordered two of them. When arrived they were full of blossoms and very fragrant. However, as soon as I planted them each in a large pot as directed they both died. I was going to give one of them to a friend as a house warming gift. I have only had them for 2 weeks. Will never order plants or flowers again. 06-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by gardenias Oh my, I NEVER have any luck with Gardenia's and I love them. So this one I put in a bucket, Gardenia's don't like "wet" feet. So I am sparse with the watering. About 4 hrs of sun a day. It's working! I gotten 2 blooms, that's 2 blooms more than I have ever gotten on a gardenia, #unless it had one when I bought it#. This one is coming in for the winter, I live in Massachusetts. Wish me luck!!! 06-08-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by Over Priced I know that gardenias for me are very hard to grow, and I didn't buy this. It was too much money. I lucked out and found one of only three that were offered at H. D. My tree from that store was 46 inches tall, loaded with huge double flowers and many buds, and was thirteen dollars cheaper. It is growing very good in a big pot. 06-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dying I bought two of these. One is starting to grow slowly and one is dead. Not happy. 06-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gardenia Tree and not so good. The first one I got and this is a replacement for it and is the same as the first one only this had dried up flowers in the box. I was sure that I had messed up the first one and waited about a year for this replacement and Followed the instructions closely and it looks like it is now going to the flower cementary and I so wanted this one to be the one. I had some beautiful ones in Florida..Can't go back for them. Will say that the replacment was good and that Cottage Farms lived up to their policy Thanks for that 05-29-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorgeous lush green!!!! I just received my tree and it was better than I expected! Very well packaged and only had a little stress from the shipping. I almost didn't order after the bad reviews. I hope that by posting others will order the amazing looking tree. It came potted and even has some new growth. Well done cottage farms!!!! I'm very impressed by shipping and quality of plant. 05-24-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Green, Lush ...perfect! Just received the gardenia tree. Was shipped so well that it arrived looking bushy, deep green foliage and even two flower buds! Perfect gift just in time for Mother's Day.s 05-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Difficult plant to grow first off I would like to say this was an epic fail topiary gardenias are absolutely one of the most hardest of gardenias to grow I am truly disappointed in the tree I purchased two of these spending over $100 the leaves are constantly yellowing and falling off I am truly disappointed in the quality of this tree please save yourself the headache and do not buy this tree I know it looks beautiful when you first get it but after a few weeks it starts to look not too cute they absolutely make it so easy to grow still under 90 day warranty but will not request replacements for these items only because I do not want to go through the stress of trying to care for this planet any longer I will take my losses 05-01-16
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