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15 Plants for the Yard

Below are 15 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Gardenia jasminoides 'White Gem'--White Gem Gardenia(5 of 15)

  • Dwarf evergreen shrub with shiny foliage and heavenly fragrant white flowers in summer
  • In a protected environment, it can be used successfully as a ground cover or at the front of a shrub border along paths and foundations.
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Width: 1-2 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones 8-11:

  • Zone 8-11: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

    Care for White Gem Gardenia:

  • Plant in full sun to partial shade.
  • Plant in rich garden soil that is well drained Plants do poorly in heavy soil.
  • Whiteflies are one of the greatest pests to this plant and can cause significant blackening of the foliage.

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