Angel Wing Jasmine
Angel Wing Jasmine
Jasminum nitidumItem #4655 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
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An attractive, spreading, shrubby, vine-like groundcover that displays an abundance of large, fragrant, pinwheel-like white flowers with purple undersides. An excellent flowering evergreen for spilling out of containers, or using as a spreading filler between shrubs.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. long, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:JAS-mi-num NIT-id-umDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:12, 16, 19 - 21, 26Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. long, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.