Gardenia Tahitian Standard (Gardenia taitensis)

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Growing Zone: 8-11

Growing Zone: 8-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Gardenia Tahitian Standard
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 6 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to Tahiti

A Fragrant and Graceful Addition to Your Garden

The Gardenia Tahitian Standard is an exquisite evergreen shrub that offers fragrant, double white blooms from late spring to early summer. Its elegant, standard (or tree-like) form makes it an ideal choice for adding sophistication and a lovely scent to any garden or landscape.

How to Grow

Gardenia Tahitian Standard flourishes in well-drained, acidic soil with a pH between 5.0 and 6.5. It favors partial shade to full sun environments, but it's crucial to shield it from the harsh afternoon sun. This plant is resilient in USDA zones 8-11 and is versatile enough to be grown in containers or directly in the ground.

Care Tips

Regular watering is key to maintaining a healthy Gardenia Tahitian Standard, ensuring the soil remains moist but not soggy. Feed it with fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants in the spring and summer months. Prune the plant after its blooming period to maintain an attractive shape and size.


The Gardenia Tahitian Standard is sought after for its ability to bring fragrant beauty to gardens, landscapes, and indoor settings. Its stunning blooms are a favorite in floral arrangements, and the leaves can be used to brew tea.

Planting Tips

When planting your Gardenia Tahitian Standard, create a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and of equal depth. Enrich the planting area with organic matter and set the shrub at the same depth it was in its container. Thoroughly water the plant and apply mulch around the base to help retain moisture.


To ensure your Gardenia Tahitian Standard continues to thrive, prune it after it flowers. This helps maintain its standard form and size. Remove any dead or damaged branches, and keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize in spring and summer for optimal growth and health.

Pests and Diseases

Gardenia Tahitian Standard can be prone to pests like aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects, as well as diseases such as root rot and leaf spot. Maintaining plant health is vital to prevent these problems. Promptly address any issues with appropriate treatments to keep your plant in top condition.



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