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Jasminum officinale (White Jasmine)

Jasminum officinale (White Jasmine)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Climber, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Climbing or Spreading Plant
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Jasminum officinale Description

This semi hardy climber is often planted against a fence or near a door or window where is scent can be really appreciated. It has an interesting cut leaf and can be clipped to shape, however it grows fast and quite be somewhat unruly and scruffy looking.


Jasminum officinale - Cultivation Notes

This fast growing semi evergreen trailer requires a well drained fertile soil. Plant in full sun or part shade and train into wall / fence. Ideally plant in a sheltered spot as this jasmine is not fully hardy. Good for growing with other climbers.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Jasminum officinale:

  • Scented blossom
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Jasminum officinale

  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Jasminum officinale:

  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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