• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 10 to 15 ft. long, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Blooms
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:JAS-mi-num NIT-id-um
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:12, 16, 19 - 21, 26
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 to 15 ft. long, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    Design 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 PlantsClematis (Clematis); Lantana (Lantana); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Plumbago (Plumbago); Rose (Rosa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.