WinnieDauz M
WinnieDauz M
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Asked on Apr 26, 2012

Gardenias. What Is A Dwarf gardenia? How does it look like...? How many different gardenias are there?

Douglas Hunt360 Sod (Donna Dixson)WinnieDauz M
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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Apr 26, 2012

    Usually people are talking about a Gardenia radicans (Creeping Gardenia) when they say dwarf. The creeping Gardenia gets somewhere between 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. I think though you grow different species in Hawaii than we grow here in the south east. There are a LOT of Gardenias!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 27, 2012

    Your question led me to the very interesting web site for "The Plant List," which identifies 145 accepted species names for the genus Gardenia: http://www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Rubiaceae/Gardenia/

  • WinnieDauz M
    on Apr 27, 2012

    Thank you for a very interesting web site about plants...I'm researching on planting and trees...I have a very large property that needs alot of planting and landscaping... Don't have a clue on gardening and planting. Have to educate myself...Thankyou...Especially when I live in a tropical climate...

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Apr 27, 2012

    keep us posted on your progress :)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 28, 2012

    Yes, please do. We can all live vicariously through your adventure in Hawaiian gardening.

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