• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower, stems to 20 to 25 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:so-LAY-num jas-min-OY-deez
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower, stems to 20 to 25 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Design 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')
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.