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Frost Proof Gardenia

Blooms After a Harsh Winter AND Holds Blooms After a Frost!

  • Cold hardy
  • Sweet intoxicating scent!
  • Snowy white blossoms
  • Plant any time of the year
  • Pest Resistant

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Regular Price: $24.99

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Product Details

The Frost Proof Gardenia is best known as the Grace Of The South. This heat loving evergreen shrub with intensely fragrant blooms will have you star struck with its southern beauty.

The beautiful white double formed blooms provide a great contrast against shiny dark green leaves.  It is great planted around a deck or window, so you can enjoy the fragrance during the entire blooming season. The Gardenia is a must have in every landscaping.

The Frost Proof Gardenia gets its name because of its frost hardiness.  It will hold its blooms after a frost!  The Frost Proof Gardenia is also much more insect resistant than older varieties.

Snowy white blossoms can be expected to emerge on this glossy evergreen shrub from spring throughout summer. The Frost Proof Gardenia prefers partial to full sun and requires well drained soil. The dense low growing growth habit makes the Gardenia popular for its ability to thrive in limited amounts of space.  Only growing to height of 4 feet and a width of 3 feet, it is perfect to fill in tight spaces or simply to reside as a container plant.

Whatever the need may be, the Frost Proof Gardenia is sure to grace you with its beauty and fragrance. The Gardenia will waft sweet, intoxicating scents your way during the blooming season. Classic and not to showy, this shrub will be sure to delight you as well as anyone who comes upon it.

Buy your gardenia today, and enjoy the wonderful fragrance that nature has graced upon us!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Semi
Fall Color Dark Green
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Gardenia jasminoides

Questions and Answers

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My first try at gardenias in mid Atlantic zone 7
Marguerite L on Oct 15, 2016
My cousin lives in NJ so she'll need the Frost Proof Gardenias.
Joseph K on Sep 16, 2016
My first try at gardenias in mid Atlantic zone 7
Marguerite L on Oct 15, 2016
I wanted a beautiful, white Gardenia as a memorial for my sister-law's Mother who passed away on September 17, 2016.
Joyce W on Sep 18, 2016
My cousin lives in NJ so she'll need the Frost Proof Gardenias.
Joseph K on Sep 16, 2016
Less maintenance, but very beautiful. A nice fragrance to greet visitors by the front door.
Anita R on Sep 16, 2016
Frost proof
Robert P on Aug 14, 2016
I wanted a beautiful, white Gardenia as a memorial for my sister-law's Mother who passed away on September 17, 2016.
Joyce W on Sep 18, 2016
Less maintenance, but very beautiful. A nice fragrance to greet visitors by the front door.
Anita R on Sep 16, 2016
can i plant in a shady place?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, only full to part sun. I would recommend at least 6 hours of full sun per day. Gardenias thrive in sunny spots.

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new Frost Proof Gardenia

Frost Proof Gardenia are known for holding their blooms during overnight freezes.  The Frost Proof is really an easy plant to care for.  You will not have to do much except for water it upon planting.  

We suggest keeping your new gardenia fertilized at least once per year starting in the spring.  Use a high quailty slow release fertilier to prevent any nutrient deficiencies and encourge growth.

Frost Proof Gardenias can be left alone if you would like a more natural look or you can prune/shear them.  Wait until after flowering before pruning or you will remove the beautiful blooms.  

Also use a mulch around your gardenias.  Mulch will help prevent weeds and retain moisture for your plants.  

Landscaping Ideas

Landscape Ideas for your Frost Proof Gardenia

Frost Proof Gardenias can be used in a variety of ways.  We like to use them at front or back entrances to the home because they are so fragrant!

They can be planted by them self as small shrubs or can also be planted in clusters or hedges.  

When planting in clusters of 3 or more, space each gardenia about 3 feet apart.  This will leave room to grow and create a more powerful impact.  You can prune your gardenia as if they are all one plant.

When planting in hedges, plant each gardenia about 3 feet apart also.  We like to get creative and create s-shaped hedges.  They are great around a/c units, garbage cans, and other areas you would like a low maintenance medium height screen.  They are also great for under windows of your home and foundation plantings.

No matter where you plant your new Frost Proof Gardenias, they will do just fine.  They are also deer resistant!

Planting Instructions

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.



Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Nice size
Ordered 3 frost proof gardenias for the front of our home. The were large and full and what I expected. I will be ordering more plants from here.
September 6, 2014
Great Gardenia
We just the the Frist Proof Gardenia we ordered. After about two weeks from planting they already have new buds.
February 7, 2015
After receiving 6 Frost Proof Gardenia we were shocked how big they were. . The 3 gallon size worked out perfect for the front of our house. Thanks guys.
February 7, 2015
Smells so good
We are so happy that our new Frost Proof Gardenia came in great shape. It was a Mothers Day gift from our daughter. What a great gift.
February 7, 2015
Full and ready to bloom
I received my 2 frost proof gardenias yesterday. I am thrilled I got them just in time. They are cover in blooms and have not bloomed yet. Looking forward to them blooming. Happy.
May 7, 2016
Beautiful Frost Proof Gardenias
I was hesitant to buy plants online. I had not been able to find the frostproof gardenia in my area. Other online nurseries were too expensive for the 3 gal size. Then I found The Planting Tree. My order came today, the plants were packaged beautifully. They were healthy and loaded with blooms. Planting Tree had absolutely the best price and the shipping was very reasonable and fast. I will definitely be ordering more from these guys again. I am very pleased with my order. Thank You!
May 19, 2016
Love the Gardenia!
My Sister -in-Law's Mother died and I wanted to send her a perennial flower instead of cut ones. I chose a Gardenia. Later, she told me that she loves it and that it was her Mother's favorite. I didn't know that but I'm very happy I got it.
September 28, 2016
1 month ago
Deer Proof too
I have been raising gardenias for about 40 years, my father did so before me. I live north of Washington DC and have never had a gardenia that is frost free. This is a great advancement for gardenia growers in the mid-atlantic region. I dig mine up in the fall and drop it back in its hole in the spring and don't worry about frosty nights and covering it. Indoors, it lives in my cool dark basement and I water it about every 2 weeks.
February 26, 2015
Frost free Gardinia
I have always loved Gardenias, but couls never have them due to the cold, I love this one, and was so excited in getting it. this will be its first winter. But my only dissapointment was that it bloomed once early, and did not re bloom all summer, but might be due to new plant, thank you
October 6, 2016
6 months ago
Response from
You are correct. Newly planted plants focus energy on establishing their roots. So, often times they skip or have sparse blooming the first year in the ground. Fertilize in spring with a slow balanced, slow release fertilizer for optimal blooms:)
October 7, 2016
Jill RStaff
picture as received
This is how the plant was received. Is it normal to have this degree of yellow leaves at his time? If so, will wait for spring to see how the plant does.
As received
As received
October 18, 2016
3 weeks ago
Response from
Yes, this is very normal for gardenias at this time of year.
October 19, 2016
Jill RStaff

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