Gardenia jasminoides 'Crown Jewel' (PBR)

9cm pot £9.99
available to order from spring
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Buy Gardenia jasminoides 'Crown Jewel' (PBR) gardenia: One of the hardier forms

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: prefers moist, well-drained neutral to acidic soil or ericaceous compost if grown in a pot
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    The creamy white flowers of this lush-looking evergreen shrub have the most intoxicating scent, which will fill your garden or (if cut for the vase) home. This is one of the new breed of hardier gardenias, so in sheltered gardens it can be left outside in milder winters. The flowers are double, so have lots of petals and they appear in good numbers from midsummer to autumn.

  • Garden care: Keep it potted up if your garden receives hard frosts so it can easily be moved between a sunny patio during the summer and an unheated conservatory or greenhouse in winter. Feed with a balanced liquid feed once a month and water freely with soft water during the growing season, but keep the compost reasonably dry throughout winter. Topdress or pot on using ericaceous compost and lightly trim over-long shoots in mid to late spring.

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Will not buy this again


I have had this plant in a large tub since new and it has not grown at all. It is less than 30 cm hIgh and I only had 3 flowers on it last year. It is in a shaded but sunny position,




Did not find this difficult to grow at all


I do admit I am a gardener and I am outside everyday, but even so this plant is so easy to grow, and wow is it worth it! The only downside is that it is slow growing, I would like to see more of it! It needs similar conditions to daphne transatlantica eternal fragrance, it will tolerate some dryness as long as it is partially shaded during the hottest hours of the day, but leaves turn yellow and drop almost immediately if it stays damp or waterlogged for any length of time. Mine is in a pot on an exposed east facing balcony, in London. I left it in a pot in case it wasn't as hardy as it claimed to be, but so far no problems, I haven't brought it inside, and it has dropped below freezing out there. I would say not to buy a cheap one, I bought an inexpensive one from a nursery situated in Enfield which is an area of clay and alkaline soil, not the right growing conditions for the gardenia, and she didn't last a season. But from Crocus, she is healthy and happy. I love my gardenia so much that I am buying one for my 76 year old grandmother for her patio, she usually only manages bedding plants, but I am sure she won't have a problem with Crown Jewels. Bottom line, ericaceous, not too heavy free draining soil, morning sunshine= most wonderfully scented flowers for a long time, it is November and I still have a flower. As you can see in the photo, taken in midwinter, the pot has no saucer, I have found that crown jewels prefers this, with violas around the base to remove excess moisture. My plant is still very small, only a few years old, in a small pot, in a very exposed position. As I said earlier, I would have liked her to grow a little faster so she made more of an impact, but still I think she is a must have for every garden, even in a pot, and with some patience she will be a stunner and a showpiece.

Duchess Moffit of the Muddy Fingernails



Very difficult plant to keep happy


If you can provide ideal growing conditions would be a nice plant.





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Just taken delivery and intend it to go in an East facing semi shaded border. Can I do this straight away or is it best to bring on in a pot for a while. Maybe even to plant with the pot. Any advice will be most welcome.


Hello, As this plant is not fully hardy, I would delay planting until mid- to late spring.That way it gives it a full growing season to become established in its new home before it has to cope with its first winter.


if a gardenia crown jewel has a spread of 110cm. is it wise to plant incontainers

susie blue

Hello, Yes, these plants tend to do very well in pots, provided the pot is large enough (this will depend on the age of the plant) and they are potted up with ericaceous compost. They will also need to be kept well fed and watered, but it makes them easy to move to a more sheltered position once the temperatures start to dip.


I have just purchased two Gardenia Crown Jewel plants. I have planted them in two containers which are sheltered and East facing. I have just noticed that the use of ericacious compost is recommended. I didn't realise this til I had planted them. Is it crucial to use ericacious compost as I have used a general multipurpose compost? Thank you.


Hello, These plants will grow in neutral to acidic soils in the garden, but when potted up would be happier in ericaceous compost. Therefore, I know it is probably a bit of a nuisance, but ideally the compost should be replaced.


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