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Gardenia augusta Super Star

PBR Variety Name: 'Starlight'
Common Name: Gardenia
Height , Miniature Growing (up to 1.5m)
Spread: , Narrow (up to 1m)
Growing Conditions:
Deep Shade, Full Sun, Low Maintenance, Low Water Use, Part Shade, Tolerates Light Frost, Well Drained
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A landscapers dream. Tough and hardy with an abundance of single starry white fragrant flowers throughout the year, peak in spring & summer.

Super Star is a compact and low growing gardenia with narrow glossy, deep green foliage and masses of single white highly perfumed flowers throughout the year. Perfect for a position in sun or shade, and once established is tolerant of a wide range of conditions including heat, frost and drought. A landscapers dream.

Gardenia Super Star can be grown Australia wide. It is drought hardy once established and tolerant of both heat and frost.

Large containers

Fragrant borders

Accent shrub

Massed planting

  • Bird Attracting
  • Borders
  • Containers
  • Exotic
  • Fragrance
  • Hedging
  • Scented Flowers
  • Shade
  • Shrubs
  • Standard
  • Topiary

Full sun to part shade

Gardenias prefer a rich, well drained soils with a neutral to slightly acidic pH. Heavy soils should be improved with organic matter prior to planting. Raised beds are recommended for very heavy clay soils.

All Gardenias require good drainage. They are intolerant of very heavy or waterlogged soils

Space 60cm apart for a hedge or border.

Planting holes should be approximately twice the size of the pot to be planted and back filled with soil that has been enriched with organic matter. Make sure that the rootball sits no lower than the surrounding soil. Water deeply after transplanting.

Although drought hardy plants will benefit from regular water during the first 3-6 months after planting out.

Deep watering is best to encourage a strong root system. Soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged.

Mulching is beneficial to reduce moisture loss from the soil and to protect surface roots from extremes of temperature. Mulch should be around 10cm deep but kept 5cm-10cm away from the stem.

Requires no pruning to maintain a neat shape, however if a more formal shape is desired, light pruning after flowering is all that is required.

Gardenias should be fed during spring and summer using a good quality complete fertiliser.

Look out for this label in all good garden centres.
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Pruned Vs UnPruned Height

The heights listed here are what is commonly achieved for this variety with periodic trimming and maintenance. Plants are living things and under certain conditions or without periodic maintenance, plants may achieve up to double the dimensions listed herein.