Jasminum humile 'Revolutum'

Yellow jasmine

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

The dry valleys of the Himalayas are the home of J. humile, evergreen in sheltered positions although cold winds can cause some leaf loss, compensated for by the green stems which give an evergreen effect. Plants are bushy and make very beautiful free-standing shrubs, but if grown against a wall the stems will climb and may be trained in. The richly coloured, lightly scented flowers are borne on old stems and the tips of new growth, so providing a long season of colour. 'Revolutum' has the best colour and strongest fragrance. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Jasminum

Species: humile

Cultivar: Revolutum

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 250cm

Spread: 240cm

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