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Question for Southern gardeners
Posted by Brad - Pittsburgh
on 3/3/2018, 6:28 pm
Living in Florida for the past 4+ months without any gardening is making me bored. One of my friends places I stay in Orlando has a horrible landscape. I asked her if she would let me play in her garden, and she was thrilled. Ultimately I have a few overgrown houseplants (Rhapis hybrid, ti plants, and a Triangle palm) I want to plant in her yard, but in the meantime, I found a wholesale/retail nursery in Lakeland selling 7 gallon Gardenias (Miami Supreme) and Jasmines (unknown) for $7 each.
My question is, Miami Supreme says it grown 5-10' tall and 5-8' wide. What is the realistic height to see in 9b Orlando? And how fast?
Zone 6a, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh
Previous gardens in Dubois, Pa, Walnut Creek, CA, and Lancaster, NY
Other interests: Edibles, fragrance, hummingbirds and butterflies, and deer resistance