Aimee Gardenia, Aimee Yoshioka Cape Jasmine

Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee Yoshioka', G. augusta

Rubiaceae

Aimee Gardenia, Aimee Yoshioka Cape Jasmine

Huge 4-5" double blooms are intensely fragrant! Aimee Yoshioka is the largest flowered of all Gardenias with large, glossy, dark green foliage on a vigorous and moderately fast growing evergreen shrub. The large dark foliage provides a wonderful foil for the large white flowers. Easily trained into a tree standard. Aimee is also considered to be one of the largest growing Gardenias, particularly in mild winter climates where it is known to reach 10-12' high but 5-6' may be more typical.

These old garden favorites are still commonly referred to as Cape Jasmine or Cape Jessamine in many southern gardens but no matter what you call them the fragrance of a Gardenia is unforgettable.

Gardenias perform best in a fertile, well-drained, humus rich, acidic soil with average moisture. They seem to do best in hot southern regions where they get some midday or afternoon shade but need good light for the best flower production. Provide your Gardenias with good air circulation to minimize pest infestations. In the northern most reaches of their range they will benefit from protection from cold, drying winter winds. Gardenias make good container plants and can be enjoyed indoors where not winter hardy. Prune after flowering.

Did you know that Gardenias attract hummingbird moths with their fragrant and easy to spot white to rarely yellow or orange flowers. Some species, like Gardenia nitida and G. tubifera, are obviously moth pollinated with their flattened corollas that open at the ends of 3-5" long arching narrow tubes. Gardenia flowers are, generally speaking, the most fragrant near sunset and during the early evening hours making them obvious choices for Moon Moth gardens as well as in containers. Site Gardenias near walks, patios, and within easy reach for indoor arrangements. 

Aimee Yoshioka Gardenia is also known as Aimee Yoshida, Aimee, as well as by trademarked names.

 

Grows To: 5-6'H x 5-7'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High

Soil pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic

Soil Types & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile, acidic soils with good drainage.

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Cultivar Origin: US Gardens - Tadaoki Yoshioka - Hawaii

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