Brightwater Nursery

Frost Proof Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof') is an evergreen shrub that grows to about 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. 

This 'Frost Proof' cultivar produces 2- to 3-inch, double, fragrant blooms during early summer and sporadically during the remainder of the summer. It grows to 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It is more tolerant of early spring frosts.

Gardenias, also known as Cape Jasmines, are primarily grown for their fragrant flowers and handsome foliage. They should be planted where people will notice the fragrance. The flowers open over a long period of time, from May through June, and sporadically throughout the summer. Gardenias are considered deer resistant shrubs.

Common names for this plant are Frost Proof Gardenia and Cape Jasmine 'Frost Proof'.

Product/Container Size Trade Quart (3.5" pot)
Hardiness Zone(s) 7-10
Sun Exposure Partial Shade to Full Sun
Seasons of Interest Spring, Summer, Fall
Bloom Time Spring & Summer
Water Needs Average
Growth Rate Moderate
Average Size at Maturity 4-5' H x 3-4' W