- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 7 - 10
Everything about the Diamond Spire™ Gardenia is impressive. This upright perennial can reach up to 4 feet tall and during the growing season, expect this shrub to be decked out in fragrant blooms. The glossy, dark green foliage is the perfect backdrop for the flowers that start to bloom in the spring and continue to bloom until the fall. The white blooms have 6 lobes and yellow stamens. The flowers give off a spicy, zesty scent, and the fragrance changes throughout the day.
This flowering plant is a perennial in USDA zones 7 through 10. Gardenias are drought and heat tolerant, making them very well suited to not just living but thriving in warm environments. This plant is also disease tolerant for added peace of mind. The fragrant blooms of this Gardenia attract birds and butterflies.
Diamond Spire™ Gardenia Plant Care:
Plant in full sun to part shade. Gardenias grown in warm areas flourish with morning sun and afternoon shade, while plants in northern regions can handle full sun all day. Soil should be slightly acidic and allow good drainage. Test the soil and adjust accordingly because alkaline soil can cause the leaves to turn yellow. Newly planted Gardenias always require more frequent watering, but established plants only need water when the top few inches of the soil are dry. Typically, an established plant needs water once or twice a week during the warmer months.
Fertilize Gardenias once a year in spring using a slow-release fertilizer to encourage new growth and plenty of blooms. Pruning is unnecessary, but deadhead the plant to maintain a tidy appearance.
Diamond Spire™ Gardenia Plant Spacing:
If you want to create a lush flowering hedge, space these plants 2 feet apart. If you wish each plant to be standalone, space the plants at least 4 feet apart. A mature Diamond Spire Gardenia should be 3 to 4 tall and 2 feet wide.
Diamond Spire™ Gardenia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Spring To Summer|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Southern Living Plants|
|Common Name: Diamond Spire™ Gardenia|
|Scientific Name: Gardenia hybrid 'Leefive' PPIP|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.