This Native Gardenia grows to about 6 meters. It has large attractive dark glossy green leaves with fragrant white flowers appearing in Spring that resemble and smell like the exotic gardenia flower. Round fruits mature in Autumn and are ready to eat when soft.
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OTHER COMMON NAMES
Brown Gardenia, Yellow Mangosteen, Orange Randia
Native to tropical and sub-tropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia
Native Gardenia grows naturally and best in part shade and moist soil, however it will grow very well in full sun if it is well mulched and watered during the hotter months.
Fruit is edible once fully ripened and soft.
Canopy of evergreen leaves is narrowly spreading which makes it a great shade tree.
|Size||Big shrub/small tree (3-7m)|
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|