Jasminum Sambac also known as Arabian Jasmine or Sambac Jasmine A spectacular flowering evergreen climber with richly perfumed blossoms, Jasminum Sambac or Arabian Jasmine is a plant cherished in various cultures for its many benefits: it is the national plant of the Philippines, its blossoms are processed and used to flavor jasmine tea in China, and in Hawaii, it is one of the most popular flowers to be included in lei garlands. Native to Southeast Asia, Sambac Jasmine is a twining climber that produces a profusion of highly fragrant white flowers that are typically up to 2.5 centimetres across. They are born in clusters of 3 to 5 blossoms and appear in summer.
Jasminum Sambac is the recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by RHS, a sure sign of its good performance in UK gardens.
Height and Spread of Jasminum Sambac In a period of 5 to 10 years, Sambac Jasmine can grow to be 2.5 to 4 metres high with a spread of 50 centimetres to a metre.
How Hardy is Jasminum Sambac Arabian Jasmine is hardy in the United Kingdom, but it will not survive being frozen. It will not tolerate temperatures lower than 1 to 5 degrees Celsius so it is recommended that you grow it indoors, in a heated greenhouse, or in a sheltered spot in the garden protected with fleece in winter.
How To Use Jasminum Sambac A stunning evergreen climber with a long and profuse flowering season, Arabian Jasmine is best loved for its heavily fragranced white waxy flowers, so the best way to use it in the garden is to display its best qualities. Train it against a south-facing wall, up a trellis, pergola, or arbour, where its flowers can be fully appreciated and its heady perfume best enjoyed. Alternatively, you can opt for growing Sambac Jasmine without a supporting structure and as a sprawling shrub instead.
How To Care For Jasminum Sambac This flowering climber will do well in full sun to partial shade, but it needs to be in a sheltered location without an exception. Choose soils that are moist but well-drained, and rich in nutrients. During the growth period, treat the plant with a low-nitrogen fertiliser.