Jasminum sambacItem #7178 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
This bushy vine or scrambling shrub has intensely fragrant little white flowers that open at night and close in the morning, fading to pink as they age. Widely grown throughout the tropics as an ornamental plant and for its strongly scented flowers. Blooms year-round in warmer climates. A wonderful container plant. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:JAZ-mih-num SAM-bakDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, with support.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Pet Friendly, Year-round Interest, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer into FallFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea); Lantana (Lantana); New Zealand Flax (Phormium)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, well-drained soils. Keep soil evenly moist through the growing season. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune after flowering to keep the plants thinned and shaped.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:The dried flowers of Arabian jasmine are used by the Chinese to flavor jasmine tea. In Hawaii they use the flowers in leis. In India they're used in garlands, and Arabian jasmine is the national flower of the Philippines.