Angel Wing Jasmine
Angel Wing Jasmine
Jasminum nitidumItem #4655 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Attractive spreading shrubby, vine-like groundcover displays an abundance of large, fragrant, pinwheel-like flowers, white with purple undersides. Excellent choice for cascading containers. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:JAS-mi-num NIT-id-umDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:12, 16, 19 - 21, 26Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 to 15 ft. long, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Special features:WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasThis plant is part shrub and part vine. Though not a vigorous climber, it can manage to work its way up a chain-link fence. Gorgeous when draped in a thick bower of foliage and flower over low walls or cascading off raised planters. This Jasmine can serve as a groundcover in beds around living spaces where its fragrance is heady and wonderful. Use as a filler between more upright flowering shrubs. Also reliable on partially shaded banks and slopes.Companion PlantsPlant Angel Wing with such luscious semi-tropical plants as Roseus Flowering Maple (Abutilon x hybridum 'Roseus'), the frilly Dwarf Powder Puff (Calliandra emarginata) and the festive Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana). Lovely with the smaller PatriotTM Compact Lantana (Lantana camara 'Rainbow') and Fortnight Lily (Moraea bicolor).
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This species is native to the little known Admiralty Islands which like in the Pacific north of New Guinea where it evolved in isolation. All jasmines are members of the olive family with early interest generated in the Old World by the Ottoman Turks.Lore:Ancient Persians steeped jasmine flowers in sesame oil and the English made it into a salve to soften and scent leather gloves in the 17th century.