A tree or shrub of warm climates, with large, fragrant white or yellow flowers.
- Yellowing, twisted foliage with tiny webs appears on susceptible species including gardenias, scheffleras, ivy, and roses.
- If you think about it, orchids, gardenias, heliconias, Birds of Paradise, and plumerias are all lovely additions to gardens in tropical areas.
- Trees with white gardenias were planted as decoration in some areas to give the courtyard a more appealing atmosphere, rather than all of it being just stone and rock.
Modern Latin, named in honour of Dr Alexander Garden (1730–91), Scottish naturalist.
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