Frost Proof Gardenia | Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost proof'

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Frost Proof Gardenia | Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof'

Frost Proof Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof') is a beautiful evergreen shrub that gives a touch of classic elegance to any garden. This gardenia species is popular among gardeners looking for a fragrant and visually pleasing addition to their landscape because of its capacity to withstand lower temperatures. Frost Proof Gardenia is a durable and reliable alternative for people looking for the classic beauty of gardenias in a more resilient package. With appropriate care and attention, this evergreen shrub will reward you year after year with fragrant blossoms and lush greens.

Leaf Color: The glossy, dark green foliage of Frost Proof Gardenia serves as an exquisite backdrop for its pristine, velvety white flowers. The leaves are oval-shaped and maintain their deep green hue throughout the year, providing a lush and vibrant appearance even in colder months.

Bloom Color: What truly sets Frost Proof Gardenia apart is its profusion of waxy, ivory-white blossoms that emit a rich, sweet fragrance. Unlike some gardenia varieties, Frost Proof is known for its ability to bloom reliably, even in cooler climates. The blossoms emerge in late spring to early summer, creating a visually arresting contrast against the dark green foliage.

Height and Width: This compact shrub typically reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet, with a slightly wider spread of 3 to 4 feet. Its moderate size makes it an ideal choice for various garden settings, from formal landscapes to more informal, naturalistic designs.

General Care:

Planting Tips: Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial shade, although Frost Proof Gardenia can tolerate full sun. When planting, ensure the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Space multiple plants about 3 to 4 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Gardenias prefer a slightly acidic soil pH, so consider using an acidic fertilizer and watering with acidified water. During dry spells, provide additional water to prevent the soil from drying out completely.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as pine straw or bark chips, around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weeds. This is especially important during the hotter months.

Pruning: Regular pruning is beneficial for shaping the shrub and promoting air circulation. Prune after the main flowering period to control size and remove any dead or damaged branches. Avoid heavy pruning in the fall, as this may reduce the number of blooms the following year.

Fertilizing: Feed Frost Proof Gardenia with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring. Additionally, consider using a fertilizer specifically formulated for acid-loving plants to maintain optimal soil pH.


Our processing time usually is 1-3 days after receiving the order. Orders taken after 4:00 pm on Wednesday through Sunday will be shipped the following Monday.


The Plant Factory, Inc. offers the very best shipping processes to ensure quick, safe, and near-perfect results every time. Cold and heat may deter your order temporarily until it is safe to receive and plant your plants/trees in your area. At our discretion, we will hold order till the threat is gone ensuring you with the healthiest-viable product ordered.

Summer - Above 95 degrees | Winter - Below 34 degrees

Plant Highlights:

  • Growing Zone: 7-11
  • Plant Brand: The Plant Factory Choice
  • Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides ‘Frost Proof’
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Fragrance: Very fragrant
  • Fall Color: Green
  • Type: Evergreen
  • Mature Height: 4-5’
  • Mature Width: 3-4’
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Needs: Moist well-drained, needs moisture during winter
  • Water Needs: Occasionally, likes moisture  
  • Pruning Needs: Shape in early spring before new growth starts
  • Awards: None
  • Grown by: The Plant Factory
  • Pollinator Friendly: Yes
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Reblooming: Yes
  • Cold and Heat Tolerant: Yes

Note: We put pictures on our site to best represent our products, as an example of our quality as a grower. You may, however receive a smaller or larger plant than pictured depending on the season you buy. You may or may not get a plant blooming as shown on our site. We usually trim off blooms because they do not ship well. Your purchase of our plants should be considered an investment in your future garden and enjoy the process of growing it to its full potential.

Why The Plant Factory, Inc is a good choice?

Our plants are grown at our nursery. Our experienced staff use the best horticultural practices to ensure our plants are of the utmost health and quality. We select your plants as if we were buying them ourselves. Our standard goals are to exceed our customers’ expectations. We pride ourselves for great “out of the box” experiences with hassle-free customer service and quick resolutions.




Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long-term Warranty is expressed or implied. Minor broken branches and some leaf discoloration is considered cosmetic and normal for shipping plants through the mail. Keep in mind when if this happens these minor issues will not affect the health of your plants and trees. Loose soil does not qualify for any warranty replacement. Simply put back in container and water thoroughly, let rest for a few days and then replant.

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