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Diamond Spire™ Gardenia

(97 customer reviews)

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About Diamond Spire™ Gardenia

Remarkable columnar gardenia with coin-shaped glossy green leaves and single daisy gardenia flowers that rebloom spring through summer.

Diamond Spire™ Gardenia Care Tips

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10.

Plant the Diamond Spire™ Gardenia in slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Soil that is too alkaline results in yellowing leaves.

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. In the second growing season, water once or twice a week. Shortly after planting, check the soil an hour after watering to ensure that the soil is draining well.

Plant this gardenia in full sun to part shade. If you are located in hotter zones, such as the southern United States, plant them somewhere where they will receive morning sun and afternoon shade. If you are located in cooler zones, such as the northern United States, plant them in full sun to help ensure their winter survival.

Fertilize once yearly in spring with a slow-release gardenia fertilizer. Otherwise, for organic gardeners, fertilize every 2 months with organic acidic plant fertilizer.

Diamond Spire™ Gardenia Spacing Recommendations

Plant your Diamond Spire™ Gardenias 2 feet apart for a continuous hedge. Alternatively, space them 4+ feet apart to leave space in between and let their natural shape shine through.

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Scientific Name
Gardenia hybrid 'Leefive' PPIP
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Average Size
3–4' H x 2' W
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97 reviews for Diamond Spire™ Gardenia

  1. Susan (verified owner)

    Such pretty foliage and I can hardly wait to see the blooms!

  2. Darlene J (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy plants that arrived quickly.

  3. Sandra Pesnell (verified owner)

    I owe PlantsByMail an apology. I rated my plants a 2 in March 2023. I actually thought my little plants had not made it through our Louisiana winter. I was so disappointed, but I did accept the reply because I had not protected the young plants as I should have. Gradually, both have put on new growth, and are really looking healthy – even in one of the hottest summers we have had! Can’t wait for them to bloom later in the year!

  4. Rafael (verified owner)

    They arrived on time and in perfect condition! Nice size and no damage at all

  5. SBach (verified owner)

    Beautiful and in great condition upon arrival

  6. Jan

    Beautiful, looks so healthy. Timely delivery.
    Love it. Hope I keep it healthy!

  7. Louise Davis (verified owner)

    Bought from info on Soutgern living.

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  9. eretta Morris (verified owner)

    I was really excited after receiving my gardenias. They were simply beautiful… not one flaw on them. They were carefully packaged so that the plants did not suffer or wilt. I did not open them for 24 hours and they were as healthy looking since the day they were shipped. They were shipped in a timely manner. In the future, all of my plants will come from Plant by Mail.

  10. Carrie (verified owner)

    It’s been a short time since plantimg, but so far they’re great. We purchased 2 at Lowe’s, but they were out of stock so we purchased the 3rd through the website. They’re blooming and smell beautiful, and they are a bit more unique looking than a regular gardenia.

  11. michelle vann (verified owner)

    Gorgeous Diamond Spire gardenias. Planted across my front landscape of balled boxwoods. Came perfect, started blooming the next day from planting—just FULL OF BUDS! The Espoma starter has marked my turning a corner in how I will always care for most everything. I ordered a lot of different Espoma soils & fertilizers since the Encore Azalea guy, who also created the Diamond Spire Gardenias uses. Yard looks like my favorite rich persons, (I imagine??⭐️)

  12. Cindy Pennington (verified owner)

    4 beautiful healthy Gardenia shrubs arrived with no damage. They’ve been planted and I can’t wait to get Gardenia blooms. Thanks so much!

  13. Melanie Pratt (verified owner)

    SO pleased!

  14. Barbara Moornan (verified owner)

    They are lovely and arrived just as described.

  15. Molly Togna (verified owner)

    They arrived looking perfect! Nice size and no damage at all.

  16. Connie Dailey (verified owner)

    Our two gardenias arrived so soon! They were very well packed and came out of the boxes looking beautiful. We are just waiting for them to bloom. We would recommend Plants By Mail. Easy to order and plants look healthy upon arrival. Excited to see them as they grow and produce lovely flowers.

  17. Norma Kroeker (verified owner)

    Was inspired to order these plants by your ad in southern living. Came in good condition and we planted them immediately. Hope ours will look as good.

  18. Val LaHart (verified owner)

    Healthy and beautifully green gardenia, ready to plant. Looking forward to scented blooms.

  19. Patricia Sullivan (verified owner)

    The plants are healthy and green. I planted them in a couple of days after they arrived and they are looking great.
    Thank you

  20. Cindy

    Healthy plant did not make it through zone 7 winter. Should have based on description and for the price. Very disappointed.

    • Team PBM

      Good morning. Just as humans are capable of surviving great weather extremes, they need to be taken great care of as infants. These plants are very young and require care during extreme weather conditions. The Diamond Spire is conditioned for planting zone 7 if care is provided for the first two years.- Christy

  21. Sandra (verified owner)

    I purchased 2 Diamond Spire gardenias in April 2022. They arrived in great shape, and we planted them in large pots in full to part sun. They thrived even during our hot Louisiana summer, however they did not survive the winter. We did not cover them because we purchased these with the understanding that they were hardy enough to withstand our winters. My regular gardenias are still healthy. Maybe this type isn’t as hardy? Very disappointed in my purchase.

    • Team PBM

      Good morning. Just as humans are capable of surviving great weather extremes, they need to be taken great care of as infants. These plants are very young and require care during extreme weather conditions. – Christy

  22. christophilip (verified owner)

    Ordered two diamond spirea gardenias. They came to my home in excellent condition. Cannot wait to see them bloom!

  23. Paul Hughes (verified owner)

    Ordered three Diamond Spires. One showed up 7 days from ship date. The other two still have not been delivered after 10 days from ship date. FedEx tracker shows the two plants have been sitting in a warehouse 15 minutes from my home for the last 5 days. They indicate no delivery date is available. Very poor delivery experience. Have to think twice about ordering anymore plants if this is what is to be expected.

    • Team PBM

      Good morning again Mr Hughes. I have been working with you on this order since day 1 and keeping you up to date with all the details. Delivery from Alabama to California does take some time and we do have to wait for possible delivery. As it turns out your second package was damaged in transit. We, at can not do anything about the handling while in transit. Apologies were provided to you for the inconvenience on the next business day and replacements were sent out. I offer my apologies again if you still are not happy with your experience. We do not work on the weekends currently and replies are always responded to the next business day. – Christy

  24. Patricia Watterworth (verified owner)

    A pleasant and wonderful surprise—plant was delivered promptly and in healthy condition. And now is thriving.
    Would recommend plantsbymail for their excellent service.

  25. John (verified owner)

    Very healthy plant. Received plant as stated in description. Fast service.

  26. Eugene Tredway (verified owner)

    Good condition and quick shipping

  27. Lorraine (verified owner)

    Beautiful Diamond Spire Gardenias arrived quickly and very healthy!
    Absolutely planning to order more plants soon. 🙂

  28. Lorraine (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants arrived quickly and very healthy! Absolutely planning to order more plants soon. 🙂

  29. Diane Hickman (verified owner)

    Easy to order, quality product, only issue was shipping. Didn’t leave when said it had which made it get delivered later than promised and after business closed.

  30. James (verified owner)

    Beautiful healthy plant, also good size and fair price, thanks

  31. Pam Horton (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great shape, looks exceptionally healthy. I am quite pleased with my first ever “ordered by mail plant!”

  32. Jeff Aysse (verified owner)

    I purchased two Diamond Spire Gardenias at the end of April. I lost one over the summer and just replaced it – the other is thriving and doing fine. Beautiful plant to use as a center piece in a pot. Would definitely purchase again!

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  34. Lyn (verified owner)

    Very satisfied with this plant! Perfect for small space on the Balcony.

  35. Donna (verified owner)

    Arrived healthy and like advertised. Neat shape.

  36. Cathy Lowrey (verified owner)

    I was very pleased with my purchase. The plants were very healthy when I receive them and look beautiful in pots on my front porch.

  37. Joseph Raffa (verified owner)

    We ordered three Diamond Spire gardenias, and couldn’t be happier. The plants were well packed and arrived in wonderful condition. I can’t wait to see them grow into our landscape. Extra kudos for customer service. FedEx lost part of our order, but PlantsByMail recovered quickly and with good communication. We couldn’t ask for more.

  38. David Stringer (verified owner)

    Plant came looking good! Planted near mailbox and waiting for it to climb. Love my plant and service was great !

  39. Sandy (verified owner)

    I have ordered two of these. The plants are very nice and I am pleased with them. What was not good both times is the delivery. The first plant was delivered three days after promised, but it was okay. The second plant came five days after it was supposed to arrive, and it was nearly dead to to lack of water. Both have been revived and are thriving, but nearly lost the second one. I am guessing they were shipped when they claimed to have shipped, but they were not delivered at even near the time they were scheduled to arrive.

  40. Susie carroll

    Very dissatisfied! plant was supposed to be a 3 gal really small , brown flowers on plant one side appeared to be broken loose. Sent picture to them , planted plant in pot now that want another picture. Plant was 78.00 plus 15.00 shipping. One picture should be enough.

    • Team PBM

      Good morning again Ms Carroll, A picture of a plant inside a box is not sufficient for me to be able assess the health of the plant. I am happy to assist you when I receive that picture. – Christy

  41. Heather Sampson (verified owner)

    Plants were very late, was told an arrival date and it was much later. Sadly plants were dead. Called to tell them but no one cared
    This will be my one and only order

    • Team PBM

      The only communication I received with this order was a request for shipping information, in which I responded. If the quality of your plants was disappointing please send pictures to [email protected]. I care about all our customers very much. – Christy

  42. Lana (verified owner)

    These plants are beautiful, healthy, and arrived in great shape! I was thrilled with them! They smell fantastic!! I will order again.

  43. Cindy (verified owner)

    My first time to order from Plants by Mail. Gardenia plant was packaged well and I am enjoying my beautiful plant.

  44. carolina (verified owner)

    This was my first time ordering from plants by mail. I am very impressed. The gardenia plants were packed very well and the plant had many beautiful buds and the beautiful fragrance filled my kitchen. I am very impressed and very pleased with my order. I planted them today and can’t wait to see what wonder they will bring. I will order all my plants from this company. Very happy so far. Thank you for making the extra effort to ensure a safe delivery.

  45. Jane Madison (verified owner)

    The plant arrived quickly and booming. It is beautiful.

  46. Margie A. Allen (verified owner)

    I couldn’t be happier!!! The gardenias are the perfect plants for my landscaping challenge. Thank you very much for the excellent quality and service. I wouldn’t hesitate to order again!

  47. Margie A. Allen (verified owner)

    I couldn’t be happier!!! All the plants arrived quickly and in perfect condition, loaded with blooms and buds. The gardenias are the perfect plants for my landscaping challenge. Thank you very much for the excellent quality and service. I wouldn’t hesitate to order again!

  48. Toni (verified owner)

    I love it! I live with my daughter and her family and she loves gardenia’s but I’ve never been a fan, don’t like the browning petals. This way it’s not so noticeable till I get to them and she gets her heavenly smell! The leaves are shiny and it arrived in perfect condition, with the smell of the buds wafting out of the box. Highly recommend! It’s in a pot by the steps on the front porch ?♥️

  49. Eileen P Forsyth (verified owner)

    I am completely crazy about this gardenia. The size scent and health of the plant are great. I may order a second specimen.

  50. Pamela L Meadows (verified owner)

    Love love this gardenia. It arrived healthy and full of buds. It is already blooming. Will definitely order again.

  51. michael marovic (verified owner)

    plant arrived fast and was in excellent condition plant was already in flower

  52. Amy Kennedy (verified owner)

    First time to receive plants by mail and it worked out great. Plants were in excellent shape upon arrival.


    My first plant by mail. Opened the box to a beautiful, healthy plant with buds. Cant wait for them to open.

  54. Linda K Harrell (verified owner)

    The plants arrived in perfect condition. They were healthy and ready to plant. But them in my little green house for a few days before planting. Can hardly wait for them to start flowering. They are a nice addition to our front yard.

  55. Christy (verified owner)

    Smell fantastic!

  56. bonnie fiol hay (verified owner)

    but no flowers have opened. The leaves are a rich, dark green, beautiful, but I am in South Florida so I am hoping this plant will bloom.

  57. teresa long (verified owner)

    the two Diamond Spire™ Gardenias I ordered came carefully packed, in healthy, beautiful condition and delivery was so quick! I planted one for my mother in law and kept one for myself! can’t wait for it to bloom.

  58. Mrs. Linda Blackman (verified owner)

    That plants was well packed and beautiful when I received then.

  59. Susan (verified owner)

    Arrived well packed and quite healthy and beautiful. Very pleased and look forward to it blooming.

  60. Mary Rogers (verified owner)


    My plant had buds on it, lush dark green and a very healthy plant, Couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase!

  61. Mary (verified owner)

    My 2 plants look great! Will be putting in containers on porch, what type of potting soil would you recommend, that may be on the acidic side?

  62. Patricia Ann Thomas (verified owner)

    Very healthy and not potbound. I live in FL zone 9b and miss many of the plant material I was able to grow in New York and Georgia but gardenias seem to do pretty well here so I’m hoping this will be a success with blooms. I gave her plenty of peat moss and she receives partial sun. I’m really happy to have found it on your website because I was not able to find this in the nurseries in my area.

  63. Sue Heggarty (verified owner)

    The plants came quickly in very good condition. I am keeping them on a sun porch (I am in mid-Missouri) until I put one outside.
    I am looking forward to the blooms.

  64. Barbara Bailey (verified owner)

    The plant was stunning, buds on it, lush dark green and a very healthy plant, Couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase!

  65. Donna (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants can’t wait to plant them. Order came in a great box no damage

  66. Pamela

    The plants came in individual boxes. Well packed. No damage. Pretty plants. Can’t wait to see them grow.

  67. Christine Cullivan (verified owner)

    Outstanding plant came in the mail very healthy.

  68. Peggy Krause (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant. Has blooms about to pop. Very healthy plant.

  69. Sally (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants and great quality

  70. meingqnc (verified owner)

    This plant is stunning! Thank you!

    • Team PBM

      It is our pleasure! – Christy

  71. MoLark (verified owner)

    Amazed by the beauty of this Diamond Spire Gardenia. The leaves already are so beautiful and dark green! Plants arrived big and healthy! These arrived in wonderful condition, packed well and arrived in great time. Even though it traveled far to get to me, the soil was still moist when I received them. Thank you for the great care you put into these plants!

  72. Cassandra Kramer

    In ordering process now

  73. Sandra Little (verified owner)

    Highly impressed! They arrived promptly, well packed, and thriving. I didn’t get home until @ 3 days after they arrived and fearful of what I would find in the boxes. But, no, they were perfect! Thank you and fingers crossed I can keep them alive!

  74. stackm1020 (verified owner)

    The Diamond Spire Gardenia is quickly becoming my favorite plant and PBM has the best specimens I have found of them. Great stuff PBM!

  75. Ch (verified owner)

    Plant arrived full of scales

    • Team PBM

      Please reach out to customer service. I am always happy to assist. – Christy

  76. DAL (verified owner)

    These were the best I received through mail order. Good price. great product, fast shipping. Time will tell about the growing part.(recv’d in Dec.) Let’s see what the summer brings.

  77. Nadine Allick (verified owner)

    Order arrived quickly in perfect condition and a lot bigger than expected. This shrub was deep green, shiny, and very healthy. I can’t wait for its blooms and fragrance.

  78. Charlotte M (verified owner)

    Came in perfect condition. Very Healthy. This is my 3rd time to purchase my bushes from this website. Never disappointed. I can’t wait for the next season to see this unique and healthy gardenia bloom!

  79. Deirdre Haynes (verified owner)

    Such a unique gardenia. The foliage is gorgeous and its deep color contrasts beautifully with surrounding plants in my garden. It arrived packaged with obvious care and had one bloom. It has since settled into its new home and i look forward to years of showcase from this stunning plant.

  80. Candy (verified owner)

    Nice Gardenia it is thriving well in the garedn,

  81. Chuck Booksh (verified owner)

    My beautiful gardenia quickly arrived, packaged perfectly. I unwrapped it and it was in pristine shape, absolutely nothing damaged. Very very healthy loaded with flower buds with one already open with a heavenly fragrance. Thanks for the great buying experience!

  82. Cd (verified owner)

    I have ordered many plants. They all arrived healthy. And they have flower buds even early July. The leaves are beautiful and different than other gardenias. They smell good. Very happy.
    Hopefully they will do well in my garden.

  83. Jo (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants! Already had a few blooms

  84. Karen (verified owner)

    Plants arrived quickly and wrapped in such a way not to be damaged. I was pleasantly surprised!

  85. James Blackburn (verified owner)

    Great plant, came well preserved and taken care of. Is now already blooming

  86. Rolando Rodriguez (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant, with a nice compact habit! Looking forward to see how this one grows!! Arrived in fantastic condition, and super fast. Better arriving condition than any other online vendor I have used. A+++

  87. Shari Jones (verified owner)

    Very nice plants. Very excited to plant this one in my garden. The timely shipping was excellent. Looking forward to having those wonderfully scented blooms for many years.

  88. Gioconda (verified owner)

    Great plant, looks beautiful, I received a plant in healthy condition, size is great, I totally love this plant! Another plus is that the customer service department is excellent, Plants by Mail responds quickly and provides solutions instead of fighting back with the customer.

    • Team PBM

      We spread fertilizer, dirt and love here. 😉 Thank you.

  89. Brenda Briggs (verified owner)

    I was very excited to receive the Diamond Spire Gardenia. It was healthy, beautiful, and packaged extremely well to protect it! It seems happy in my garden. It’s going to be a beautiful addition for a long time.

  90. gevs24 (verified owner)

    Arrived healthy, beautiful, and well packed. Satisfied with the size of the plant that I received for the price I paid. At the same time I also shopped from other two websites and would make Plants by Mail my FIRST and ONLY choice. The Tree Center is way overpriced and Burpee sends “plants” no bigger than 2 inches and not in good condition. Plants by Mail has great quality, fair price, and plant size is what you expect. Very reliable website.

  91. Sandra (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the quality of the Diamond Spire gardenias. Received fast delivery and gardenias were very well packaged. Thank you!

  92. maryshields422 (verified owner)

    Arrived healthy. Have remained in original container since Nov. (3mo). Cant wait to plant in early March. So far, no blooms but healthy leaves.

  93. Jerry (verified owner)

    I ordered 2 gardenias and both of them came in wonderful. I can’t wait for them to bloom on spring.

  94. Keith (verified owner)

    I love this plant. Its unique look is beautiful…so green, rich, and hardy. They arrived in perfect order – quickly and without any damage. I can’t wait to see them in the Spring (though they look beautiful now!).

  95. Elizabeth Souther (verified owner)

    Love the spiral shape of this gardenia! It is unique and hardy. I can’t wait for it to bloom.
    It arrived in perfect condition.

  96. S. in MD (verified owner)

    The plant I received is first-rate: large, healthy, and beautiful. It won’t flower until spring, but the congested foliage and habit is very ornamental even without blooms. The customer service was also extremely helpful and responsive.

  97. mgauker (verified owner)

    I like this plant even more than I anticipated. The buds are thick and firm, and the flowers look like fondant on a cake. Stunning against the dark green foliage! And of course, the amazing gardenia fragrance. Really nice plant.

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