Angel Wing Jasmine

Jasminum nitidum

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.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationJAS-mi-num NIT-id-um
LoreAncient 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. long, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsClematis (Clematis); Lantana (Lantana); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Plumbago (Plumbago); Rose (Rosa)

Thrives 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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