Hardy Gardenia jasminoides Celestial Star Hardy Gardenia jasminoides Celestial Star Hardy Gardenia jasminoides Celestial Star
Hardy Gardenia jasminoides Celestial Star
Hardy Gardenia jasminoides Celestial Star
Hardy Gardenia jasminoides Celestial Star

Hardy Gardenia jasminoides 'Celestial Star'

A delightfully fragrant, fully hardy Gardenia that will fill your garden with scent.
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Rarely available, a desirable Gardenia with double, crisp white, scented blooms and glossy evergreen foliage
  • Place 'Celestial Star' near doorways or paths so that you can enjoy its fragrance
  • A beautifully compact shrub, Gardenia ‘Celestial Star' is very easy to grow and care for
  • Fully hardy and will happily grow and flourish outdoors all year round in slightly acidic soil
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, reaching approx. 1.2m high and wide
'Celestial Star' 9cm Pot - Item: 510772
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Product Description

Rarely available, this desirable Gardenia is covered in double, crisp white, scented blooms and glossy evergreen foliage.

The next generation of fully hardy Gardenias, and a big improvement on the older varieties, 'Celestial Star' is hardier and more vigorous and produces bigger flowers with better scent.

A beautifully compact shrub, Gardenia ‘Celestial Star' is very easy to grow and care for and has a neat, compact habit which makes it perfect for small gardens. Simply plant it in a pot or a garden border, and it will happily grow and flourish outdoors all year round.

The scent of gardenias is often used in perfume, so place this dazzling shrub near doorways or paths so that you can enjoy its fragrance - just imagine sitting on your patio this summer surrounded by its intoxicatingly sweet perfume - heavenly!

Loved by bees this garden gem prefers slightly acidic soil in sun or part shade and is supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, reaching approx. 1.2m high and wide.

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Item 510772 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, reaching approx. 1.2m high and wide. Grow in acidic soil

Plant Information

Top Tips

Although Gardenia prefers full sun, some shade is necessary during the hotter months of the year to prevent leaf scorch and bud drop.

Care Guide

Planting your Gardenia jasminoides 'Celestial Star':

  • Outside, choose a sheltered position, ideally in dappled or partial shade.
  • Prefers well-drained, fertile and slightly acidic soil or can be grown in a large container of ericaceous (acid) compost.
  • Before planting, water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole along with some ericaceous compost if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

 

Aftercare Advice for your 'Celestial Star' Hardy Gardenia:

  • Feed your gardenia well throughout the growing season (spring and summer) with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser in summer to avoid yellowing of the leaves.
  • Water regularly until your plant is fully established - use rainwater where possible and keep the soil moist (but not saturated).
  • Over winter, although perfectly hardy, plants will benefit from some protection if it gets very cold. You can move container grown plants into a frost-free area or cover with good horticultural fleece.
  • Continue to feed plants with a balanced fertiliser over winter but reduce to once every 5-6 weeks. Reduce watering too, but do not allow the soil to fully dry out.

 

Pruning Advice for Gardenia 'Celestial Star':

  • Remove faded flowers to improve the appearance of your plant.
  • If necessary, trim lightly in early spring after flowering to help maintain a neat shape.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
120cm
120cm
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Hardy Gardenia jasminoides 'Celestial Star'
Hardy Gardenia jasminoides 'Celestial Star'
'Celestial Star' 9cm Pot
Item: 510772
RRP £9.99
Deal Price £6.99
Save: £3.00 - 30%
Currently Unavailable