Solanum jasminoidesItem #7090 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Attractive, shrubby climber gives an almost perpetual display of showy blue-white blossoms. Good ornamental cover for fences or walls, or grow across lattice for shade. Semi-evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:so-LAY-num jas-min-OY-deezPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower, stems to 20 to 25 ft. long.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThe delicate look and assertive growth of this vine makes it a good cover for fence or arbor. Twine up the post of a shade covering or around the base of palm trees. Good container plant for porch or patio.Companion PlantsUsed as a screen on a fence, this vine makes a good backdrop for smaller shrubs such as Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'Nana') or Dwarf Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus 'Little John') or Flower CarpetTM Appleblossom Groundcover Rose (Rosa x 'Noamel')
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: fall after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This great woody liana falls into the notorious nightshade family which it shares with potatoes, hence its common name. This species is native to South American jungles of Brazil. The species name suggests its visual similarity to jasmine vines, conferred by Joseph Paxton of England, gardener to the Duke of Devonshire.Lore:Plants of the nightshade family are rich in chemical alkaloids and thus have been used in medicinal preparations since ancient times and are still utilized in modern pharmacopoeia.