Gardenia Plants

Gardenia, Size of Root Ball

Anonymous added on October 21, 2011 | Answered

I am interested in planting some gardenias but want to know how far the root system will be expected to grow? Also, how wide does the plant grow and its approx. height?

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Answered on October 22, 2011

These shrubs have a relatively shallow root system and as a result they are resentful of any disturbance, making transplanting somewhat tricky. Depending on the variety you choose, its overall height and width will vary with dwarf types ranging from 2-5 feet high and 3-4 feet wide. Others may be anywhere from 5-10+ feet tall with spreads between 4-6 feet or more. Here is an article on its general care that you may find helpful:

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