I have a gardenia growing under a live oak. It is very low to the ground, looking more like ground cover. We bought this house 3 years ago and it was there. I doesn't get any taller and blooms faithfully. I'm curious about what type it is.
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That can be very hard to tell... Your local extension service may be able to help. This link will let you find the closest one to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search
There are many names of Miniature Gardenia and they are marketed as dwarf plants or ground cover.
They grow 6 to 12 inches tall and will spread 24 to 36 inches.
Partial to full sun and organic, well drained locations.
Water weekly or more in warm weather.
Lovely plant and I am jealous!