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

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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 3.3 out of 5 by 81 reviewers.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not Worth It Got this last year. Maybe got 3 or 4 flowers before dying. Certainly never got to resemble the one shown in pictures or on tv. 04-27-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by Didn't make it I'm heartbroken because mine did not bloom like Phillip's, had a couple blooms which was small but fragrant. Then it died. Unfortunately, I did not request a replacement in time. 04-19-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by My first bad review I have been buying from both companies QVC works with for several years and I have never left negative feedback. Simply put they both have always replaced items that do not work out. Until now. I love gardenias. I purchased 2 of these trees in 2014 and they did not make it, I am a experienced gardener. They replaced them, they did not grow at all again and now they will not replace them. You either back your products or you do not. I am upset. I will still buy from CF because everyone makes mistakes. Robertas has always replaced items that did not perform, even annual way past the 90 days guarantee.I am 100 percent honest with the vendors, if a plant did not grow due to a mistake I made I do not ask for a replacement. 04-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Would Give Zero Stars I love gardenias‼️ last year I was thrilled to receive this item. I followed the instructions for fertilizing and watering & the poor thing lost it' sleeves & died. My landscaper looker at it & confirmed it's demise so I both wrote & phoned Cottage Farms for a replacement & have never heard back from them I expected them to send me a plant this year but still no response. Not a way to run a company‼️‼️ 03-15-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by So disapointed I was excited to get this tree as I love gardenias. It arrive with one large bloom that smelled wonderful. Soon after the buds began to die and drop off. Found the soil was infested with bugs we replanted with new soil but it continued to die. It was after the 90 days so lost my money. After reading all the other same negative reviews I won't try it again. 02-23-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loads of Blossoms! As the weather has cooled, and the rain has returned, these two trees have exploded with buds! I can count at least ten to fifteen on each tree just this morning! So happy to see them thriving. 10-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by So, so happy with my Gardenia Tree! Be patient with your gardenia tree and it will thank you with many beautiful flowers. Most important - do not over-water as the leaves will yellow and fall. I had my Gardenia Tree for several months when it began to display brown leaves that would drop off quickly. We discovered that it was infected with Whiteflies which form a white powder around new growth. I called the seller direct and was given perfect advice. I removed the tree from the pot, discarded all of the soil, washed the roots and tree with a soft spray from the hose, cleaned the container with a mild Clorox solution, and then repotted the tree in fresh soil. Gone were the Whiteflies and the tree is once more beautiful and green. No more dropping leaves and it is growing much taller. I also occasionally sprayed the tree with Bayer Rose and Flower Insect Killer. I am now so happy with my Gardenia Tree. We live in Florida where most plants grow easily, but where ever you live, beware of the Whiteflies; they can kill your plants. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MY GARDENIA TREE. 09-26-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gardenia Patio Tree This plant died after my husband and I took very good care of it. It died soon after it arrived. 09-14-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Saddest tree ever It was cute and small when I received it with lots of buds and 1 blossom that smelled amazing. That was the end of anything good for this tree. I put it in a large pot, bought special soil for gardenias. Had it on my porch and watched it slowly dying. Bought special fertilizer and water treatment for gardenias. It continued to die. I moved it out to my lawn to give it more daily sunshine, it got worse. I moved it to my backyard. Worse. It's been 5 months. I've never seen a flower. I've never seen a bud open. I should have clued in after week 1 when it lost half of it's leaves, and requested a refund. But I thought maybe it was just trauma from it being shipped or that I could save it. Total waste of money. 09-13-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great Smell Love the smell of gardenia and was excited to get this. I only had one large flower that lasted several days and smelled great. The rest of the flowers that have bloomed, although smell great, have been rather small and only last a short time. Hopefully next year it will yield better flowers 09-04-15
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