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Wild Jasmine

Jasminum angulare

Jasminum angulare by Di Turner (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

3m

3m

Min

1.5m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Wild Jasmine Overview

Jasminum angulare is a scrambling and climbing shrub with fragrant white flowers in summer. This species is grown as an ornamental in gardens. The flowers are strongly sweet-scented and can be added to pot-pourri mixtures. Grow Jasminum angulare in sun or semi-shade. It performs best in fertile, loamy, well composted soil. They can be slow to get going, but are strong growers when established. It is drought tolerant, but performs better with at least moderate watering during spring and summer. It can withstand a few degrees below freezing, but is best in frost-free regions.

Common problems with Wild Jasmine

May experience occasional infestations of mealybugs or aphids.

Wild Jasmine Companion Plants

Plant alongside small shrubs and tall annuals.

How to harvest Wild Jasmine

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Wild Jasmine

Seed

Clean the flesh off the berries and sow the seeds in sterile, well-drained seedling mix, in spring or summer, keep warm and moist and pot up when the seedlings are large enough to handle.

Cuttings

Root semi-hardwood cuttings in spring or summer, when the plants are in active growth. Treat with a rooting hormone and place in the mist unit with bottom heat.

Layering

Plants also send out long runners, which often root far away from the mother plant. These can be detached and potted, or the runners along the ground can be encouraged to root by placing a rock on it.

Special features of Wild Jasmine

Attracts useful insects

Bees are attracted to the nectar in the flowers.

Drought resistant

Can withstand extended periods without water but performs best with good watering in spring and summer.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers in fertile potting mix with good drainage, a lightly shaded position and good watering to prevent the medium drying out completely.

Hedge plant

Train up a structure to provide a hedge screen.

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Wind break

Other uses of Wild Jasmine

Grown for their often fragrant flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Medicinal

The leaves and flowers of this species of jasmine are used in traditional medicine as a protective charm against lightning.

Ornamental

This species is grown as an ornamental in gardens. The flowers are strongly sweet-scented and can be added to potpourri mixtures.

Medicinal