Gardenia thunbergia – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: white gardenia (English).

Botanical name: Gardenia thunbergia

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

The white gardenia, Gardenia thunbergia, is an attractive shrub or small tree with showy, fragrant white flowers and decorative grey fruits. Traditionally used to treat skin diseases, fevers, and gallbladder issues, gardenia roots contain compounds with antimicrobial potential. Slow growing but easy to cultivate, it thrives in sun or semi-shade with ample moisture and organic matter. Add to mixed borders, near water features, or grow as a container plant. Propagate from seeds, cuttings, or truncheons.


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