One of the most beautiful flowering shrubs on the planet, gardenias are world renowned for their elegant, creamy white flowers and enchanting aroma.
At Spirit Lake Garden Center, we grow beautiful gardenias with a big difference—they are grafted on to sturdy Gardenia Thunbergia root stock by our small yet talented team that has more than 75 years’ combined experience in grafting gardenias.
Like many other grafted plants, gardenias that have been grafted on to Gardenia Thunbergia exhibit several superior traits to those that are not. In the Southeastern United States, the presence of nematodes in the soil limits the life of a non-grafted gardenia. Gardenias that are grafted on to Gardenia Thunbergia are resistant to nematodes. In addition, grafted gardenias will flower more quickly and profusely, and the plant will be more vigorous in general and uptake nutrients more easily. This is particularly important if the gardenia is going to be planted in poor soil (Nower and Hamza 2013).
Our primary market for grafted gardenias is direct to growers that are stepping up the product for larger material to sell. We carry a wide range of varietals, and are happy to contract grow the varietals in the size you need for your operation. We also have ready to sell merchandise for garden centers and landscaping operations.
We carry Miami Supreme, Veitchii Supreme, August Beauty, and Aimee, among others.
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