Fool Proof Gardenia glossy green foliage and white flowers
Fool Proof Gardenia closeup of white flower
Fool Proof Gardenia glossy green foliage and white flowers
Fool Proof Gardenia closeup of white flower

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-10
  • Mature Height: 3-4' tall
  • Mature Width: 3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 3' apart


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Fool Proof™ Gardenia

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Gardenia x 'Leesix' PP32,472

Regular price $94.00
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Why the Fool Proof™ Gardenia?

Foolproof is right, those of us without green thumbs can now grow a gardenia without worrying about whether we are going to kill off this flowering shrub or not. Foolproof is one of the easiest gardenias to grow and does not require a lot of human interference with it's growing and care. A compact character, Foolproof provides a lot in a small package. A pollinators paradise, Foolproof attracts birds, butterflies, bees and many other beneficial pollinators with their continuous blooming cycle and fragrant blooms. Very tolerant of heat and provides four season interest in the landscape, you really cannot go wrong with planting Foolproof Gardenia.

Gardenias are native to Japan and Southern China where they can be found in areas that do not drop below 60 degrees. The name Gardenia is a homage to the Scottish botanist, Alexander Garden.

How to use in the landscape?

Foolproof is the easy to grow gardenia that won't let even the worst gardener down. You'll be able to enjoy the compact shrub's bright white blooms that emerge in the spring and continue to rebloom until the fall. It won't be hard to tell when the flowers are in full bloom, you'll smell their lovely fragrance even before you see them. This gardenia will also become your favorite four-season interest shrub with the glossy dark green foliage taking center stage in the fall and winter when the blooms die off.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 7-10

    Mature Height: 3-5' tall

    Mature Width: 3' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 3' apart

How To Plant

Gardenias can be easily to grow in the landscape if the right conditions are provided. Areas known for hotter temperatures should ensure that Foolproof is planted where the afternoon shade is available to protect from the hot sun. Areas with cooler temperatures should place Foolproof where it will receive full sun all day. Pruning should be done after the first flower event or in the late winter when fertilizing. Gardenias do require well-draining soil that is also acidic to help retain the evergreen foliage.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 7-10

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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