Common White Jasmine
Jessamine, Poet's Jasmine, Common Jasmine, Poet's Jessamine, Summer Jasmine, True Jasmine, Jasmine, White Jasmine, Climbing Jasmine
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This large climbing plant is famous for its sweet fragrance that can fill a room or garden with its scent. It is a fast growing plant in warm areas that makes a lovely addition to any garden, as it can be trained to grow against or up a trellis or to fill an archway. It is decidious in areas with temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, but evergreen in the tropics.
Harvest long branches with multiple flowers at the tips, allowing the flowers to open when placed in floral arrangements to give you long lasting fragrance and colour.
Take 5-10 cm hardwood or softwood cuttings in the growing season (Summer) and place in a good draining soil, keep moist and place in a cold frame. Allow to root for two weeks and transplant.
Layer via simple layering or by serpentine layering.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts nectar drinking butterflies, bees, and moths.
Growing jasmine vines can create a perfumed shield over arbors, trellises and fences.
Jasmine makes a lovely potted plant and should be fertilized twice annually. Containers should have good drainage holes.
Northern India to China.
Temperate to Subtropical Coastal
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
The essential oils are used in aromatherapy. Not to be consumed orally.
Generally, pest and disease free but watch out for pests such as mealybugs, scale, spider mites, and whitefly. To rid the plant of these pests, spray with warm soapy water directly to the affected area to blast the pests off the plant, and treat with horticultural oil or neem oil.