Why plant Snow Girl™ Gardenia?
Dainty dark green evergreen leaves make up the compact foliage for Snow Girl Gardenia. Don't worry, Snow Girl offers much more than just evergreen foliage - early spring blooms appear around the foliage and provide a nice fragrance that everyone can enjoy up until the first frost. One of the most cold-hardy gardenia's, Snow Girl lives up to her name and will thrive all winter long, snow or no snow the elements will not bother her. Let Snow Girl prove her worth by planting this spunky gardenia today!
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 Dr. Alexander Garden, a Scottish-born American naturalist and contemporary of Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy.
How to use Snow Girl™ Gardenia in the landscape?
Snow Girl comes with extra large and glossy evergreen foliage, compact growth habit to make this plant a winner. Now add in the most incredible fragrance on extra large, traditional looking beautiful white flowers in the late spring and early summer and you will enjoy your Gardenia year round - especially when it flowers.
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
How To Plant Snow Girl™ Gardenia
A heat loving evergreen shrub, Gardenia wants full sun (light shade in the afternoon in the southern end of its range works best). Make sure the soil around your Gardenia has a 2" covering of an organic mulch. Your gardenia will thrive best in a soil high in organic material. Gardenias do require consistent moisture but you don't want to plant it in soggy soil. Snow Girl has good deer resistance so protection from this pest is not needed!
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
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 year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
While your Gardenia will not require much, prune as needed in late winter.