Gardenia thunbergia | Thunbergs Starry White Gardenia | 5_Seeds

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Gardenia thunbergia, also known as Starry Gardenia, Thunberg's Gardenia, and White Gardenia. This shrub like to live in sun to partial shade where it can get up to about 20 feet tall. The white, crean, and tan blossoms are very fragrant and on display from early spring through the middle of the summer. They are great when they are used as a cut flower. This shrub can be grown into an impressive tall hedge or as an ornamental specimen plant. It is a larvae host for the bee hawk moth, and a favoured sap tree for Carlisis wahlberg. In New Zealand, the Karanga traditional medicine uses this shrub for repelling witchcraft. To protect themselves against evil spirits, members of the Johane Masowe Apostolic Church carve crosses from the wood of this tree. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11.