Native Gardenia "Randia Fitzalanii"

Native Gardenia “Randia Fitzalanii”

The Native Gardenia is a rainforest understorey tree that is native to Qld, with large glossy green leaves and white flowers which are produced in spring then followed by an edible fruit that resembles a Mangosteen.

This small tree grows to approximately 5m high and 3m wide ,preferring warm moist conditions.

Best grown in a semi shaded position.

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Plant Growing Tips

Where to Grow

Native Gardenia, or Randia Fitzalanii, thrives in full sun to part shade. It's well-suited for gardens in coastal and rainforest areas, particularly in Queensland and New South Wales. This plant can also adapt to a range of soil types, making it versatile for different garden settings.

Temperature

Native Gardenia prefers warm temperatures typical of its native tropical and subtropical regions. Ideal growth occurs in climates that do not experience frost. If grown in cooler areas, it is advisable to provide some frost protection to prevent damage.

Humidity

This plant flourishes in humid conditions, reflective of its rainforest origins. High humidity levels support its lush growth and vibrant flowering. However, it can also tolerate moderate humidity levels, making it a flexible choice for various garden environments.

Soil Type

Native Gardenia grows best in well-drained, fertile soils. It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral pH level. Incorporating organic matter into the soil can enhance its growth, ensuring the plant has the nutrients it needs to thrive.

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