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Jasminum Officinale also known as Common Jasmine or simply Jasmine Jasmine’s trademark is its intoxicating perfume, and if you want your garden to smell divine during the long warm summer nights, this is the plant to you. A deciduous climber, Jasmine produces masses of small white blossoms whose incredibly potent scent intensifies as the sun goes down, inviting beneficial insects into your green oasis. The heady and exotic perfume of Jasmine flowers makes this plant particularly appealing to pollinators. It has the RHS Perfect for Pollinators badge. If you want year-round interest in the garden, we also stock an evergreen jasmine variety called Trachelospermum Jasminoides.
Height and Spread of Jasminum Officinale A vigorous climber, Common Jasmine can reach an ultimate height of 4 to 8 metres, with a spread of 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
How Hardy is Jasminum Officinale We have been growing this glorious climber for so long - no one knows when it first was brought to European shores from Central Asia. Needless to say, it is fully hardy and well adapted to our climate and will perform well even in areas with severe winters. Furthermore, Jasmine is considered to be generally pest and disease-free.
How To Use Jasminum Officinale As a climber, Common Jasmine is best displayed when grown against a structure. The twining stems adorned with perfumed blossoms will be at their best when trained to grow on a pergola or trellis, but they can also help cover an unseemly wall. Grow Jasmine as a vine, shrub, or even groundcover, this is a versatile plant that will fit in any garden.
How To Care For Jasminum Officinale Jasminum Officinale is frost hardy and easy to grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered spot. Choose a sunny spot in the garden if possible: Jasmine can cope with partial shade but prefers full sun. The profuse flowers appear in summer and pruning should be carried out after the final flush of flowers and this may result in a further show in late summer or early autumn.