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Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens

SKU
03810
Prized for its spectacular display of fragrant, bright yellow flowers, this well-mannered vine climbs beautifully on a trellis, arbor or over fences and walls without smothering surrounding trees and shrubs. Allow to sprawl unsupported across slopes and banks as an informal, mounding ground cover. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationjel-SE-mi-um sem-per-VY-renz
Average Size at MaturityFast growing vine; twining stems climb 20 ft. tall with support.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Design IdeasThis emerald green vine is famous for adapting to chain-link fences. It climbs up quickly without training and then cascades off the opposite side to create a waterfall of bright yellow blossoms in spring. It can disguise fences around tennis courts, swimming pools and even corrals. Often combined with other deciduous flowering vines to extend its season of color.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsClimbing Rose (Rosa); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Blue Glorybower (Clerodendrum)

Thrives in enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Provide support such as trellis or arbor, or allow to ramble on the ground. Prune annually to control size. Sap may irritate; protect skin when pruning. Not fit for human or animal consumption.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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