Gardenia jasminoides 'Crown Jewel' is a beautiful ornamental shrub with elegant evergreen foliage with long, slender green leaves edged in creamy yellow.
A compact Gardenia, 'Crown Jewel' blooms prolifically from July to September with stunning, exotic looking, large pure white double flowers that will fill your garden with delicious, jasmine-like fragrance that's one of the most powerful and intoxicating scents around!
It is one of a new breed of hardier Gardenias, and so can be kept outside all winter, as long as it receives protection from the coldest weather, and as it keeps its beautiful leaves all year, it's always a handsome plant, whatever the season. Due to its size it makes a wonderful specimen plant in a large patio pot and is stunning in borders too. Easy to care for, requiring little pruning apart from a trim each spring and the removal of dead stems.
'Crown Jewel' will appreciate being grown in dappled shade, without too much full sun in neutral or slightly acid soil that's well drained, so incorporate ericaceous compost when planting. Remove faded flowers to encourage new buds and you'll be rewarded with at least three months of fabulous fragrance and flowers.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant and reaching a height and spread of 1m (3ft).