Gardenia thunbergia is a hardy, evergreen shrub has glossy green leaves, silvery bark and wonderful branching patterns.
The sweet scent of the magnificent, large, white flowers will permeate the garden from October to February. The large knobbly seeds are also very decorative and persist on the plant.
They grow equally well in sun or semi shade in compost rich soil. It can be pruned with a single stem to form a beautiful small tree or standard or used as a focal point. Many insects are attracted to the flowers.
Size 2 to 5m.