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Jasminum officinale (Common jasmine)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
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8m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Jasminum officinale

Other names

Poet's jasmine, Common jasmine

Genus

Jasminum Jasminum

Species

J. officinale - J. officinale is a fast-growing climber with pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant, pink-flushed white flowers in summer.


Jasminum officinale is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Branching, Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Spring; White, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Prune out thin, old shoots after flowering.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Jasminum officinale (Common jasmine) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Prefers a sheltered spot. Fragrance is best in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Jasminum officinale

Other names

Poet's jasmine, Common jasmine

Genus

Jasminum Jasminum

Species

J. officinale - J. officinale is a fast-growing climber with pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant, pink-flushed white flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Branching, Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Spring; White, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Prune out thin, old shoots after flowering.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Jasminum officinale (Common jasmine) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Prefers a sheltered spot. Fragrance is best in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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Pruning Jasmine

Jasminum Officinale fits all my specs apart from its potential size. I want a white flowering climber (other than a rose) with a strong fragrance that can live near the south UK coast (salt laden… read more

Unhappy Jasmine

I have a jasmine on my terrace (sheltered, full sun), which isn't happy. It was fine all winter and now that its getting warmer the leaves have all started dieing! I planted in good sized pot last… read more

Jasminum officinale

Despite its heady scent, jasmine does not seem to be especially attractive to moths. However, it grows very rapidly and when mature, is sturdy enough to provide useful nesting sites for birds. read more

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