tag said gardenia

gigi87April 19, 2014

my husband saw this plant at a local grocery store the tag said gardenia standard but I've never seen a purple gardenia! it was grown into a topiary and the new growth pieces with additional flowers were sort hanging down in a vine like growth. so any help would be appreciated.

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Duranta, 'Sapphire Showers' or similar Cv.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 4:25PM
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gigi87

thanks so much for that information I think I'm going to plan it in the backyard. I'll let you know how it turns out!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 5:04PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Great plant, loved by both hummingbirds and butterflies. Give it full sun and plenty of room. It is a fast grower and reaches 12-25' in height and 6-10' wide quicker than you might think. You can keep it smaller but you really have to stay on top of the necessary pruning. It is always in bloom in my area.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:41PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

It's root hardy in zone 8 and would be a houseplant in zone 7 or lower.

Here is a link that might be useful: Duranta erecta

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 11:20PM
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