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Plant description:

One of the most popular of the jasmines, the exquisite Chinese jasmine provides gardens with the first breath of spring, opening in warmer areas as early as the end of July. A fast-growing evergreen creeper, it develops into a dense bush covered in clusters of pink buds, opening to white flowers that are extremely fragrant.

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Botanical Pronunciation: : JAS-mi-num pol-i-AN-thum

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Botanical name

Jasminum polyanthum

Plant Care

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The Chinese jasmine provides gardens with the first breath of spring, opening in warmer areas as early as the end of July, with clusters of pink buds, opening to white flowers that are extremely frag

Common name(s)

Chinese jasmine

Origin

Uses in landscape design

Use in Mediterranean, tropical, wild live and scented gardens, or as a container specimen, groundcover, hanging basket subject or Screener. Also an ideal plant for pergolas.

Drought tolerance

Drought tolerant once established.

Fruit

It makes an excellent focus plant in tropical east coast gardens.

Soil conditions

Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soils and tolerates a variety of pH levels.

Growth rate

Fast

Interesting info

Jasminum polyanthum received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural society in 1993.In many subtropical areas this pleasant ornamental has escaped from cultivation and become a rather nasty invasive species, this is due to its extremely fast growth rate and ability to sucker where stems touch the ground.

Propagation

Propagate by seed, suckers and stem cuttings.

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Chinese jasmyn (A)

The Chinese jasmine provides gardens with the first breath of spring, opening in warmer areas as early as the end of July, with clusters of pink buds, opening to white flowers that are extremely fragrant.

Jasmine flowers are in fact edible they make for a great addition to salads or used as garnishes. You can add them fresh or dried. The flowers are a winner in teas.

Jasminum polyanthum (Chinese jasmine) dry well, so collecting them and drying them for keeping is a great idea.

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