False Gardenia (Tabernaemontana australis)

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Water needs(info)

Water needs rated 6 out of 10

Plant attributes
Common nameFalse Gardenia
Botanical nameTabernaemontana australis
Plant type(info)Shrub, small tree
Foliage retention(info)Evergreen
Flower colour(info)White
Foliage colour(info)Dark green
Native(info)Yes
Plant size(info)2 to 5 metres high
Suitability
Climate zones(info)Humid tropical, humid subtropical
Light requirements(info)Sun, semi-shade
Soil type(info)Loam
Maintenance(info)Low

Note: the plant selector does include some plants which are classed as toxic. If you are unsure whether a plant is edible, be cautious about eating any plant part. Even well-known food plants such as rhubarb and potatoes can be poisonous if eaten raw. If children can access your garden, take extra care with plant selection.

Please refer to the Queensland Health website for more information.

Last updated 25 January 2012

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