An evergreen climber from China and nearby areas, Jasminum polyanthum is a hardy easy care plant with fragrant flowers.
It can be use to cover fences, trains to grow on trellis or poles and is excellent for covering walls and garden arches.
Try growing Jasminum polyanthum in a container on a patio or deck where the fragrance in summer can be appreciated.
Care and Cultural Notes
Best planted in a humus rich moist but well drained soil
Plant with the root system in a shaded area or well mulched, with the plant itself allowed to grow into the light.
- Water well allowing the soil to dry a little between waterings.
- Fertilise with any general purpose fertilise in early spring
- Prune back as required.
This is a very vigorous plant and is best grown away from bushland areas. The stems will take root if allowed to trail on the ground.
Not regarded as toxic to cats and dogs.
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- Botanical Name – Jasminum polyanthum
- Common Names – Pink jasmine or White jasmine
- Family – Oleaceae
- Height – To 6 metres plus if given support.
- Growth rate – Fast
- Spread – To 4 metres.
- Soil – Well drained humus rich and moist.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Flowers – White star shaped.
- Flowering Time – Spring to summer.
- Foliage – Fern like.
- Drought tolerant – Medium
- Frost tolerant – Medium