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Jasminum polyanthum


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Key information

Plant type

Conservatory climber

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (15041)

Plant details

Sweetly scented jasmine is one of Anne Swithinbank's favourite houseplants. In late winter and early spring, it is covered in bunches of white flowers, which open from pink-tinted buds. As an evergreen, this vigorous climber remians looking good throughout the year. It is often sold as a young plant, trained around a metal hoop. However, it can reach over 3m (10ft) tall. To help keep its size in check, overcrowded growth can be trimmed after flowering. Grow in John Innes No2 compost in bright, filtered light. Water freely and feed monthly when in growth but keep on the dry side during winter. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Jasminum

Species: polyanthum

Plant type: Conservatory climber

Flower colour: White

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Reader reviews


The Jasmine in my conservatory is 10 years old. This winter most of the leaves have gone yellow and fallen off. Conservatory usualy stays around 50deg at night. Has it been too cold this winter. Is there anything I can do to save it, it has sentimental value. My late wife planted it.
Brian Armitage.


I have a Jasmine plant as well which I have put into the green house as I usually have it out in the garden during the summer. The leaves started falling off so I pruned it right back! Now Im not sure if Ive done the right thing or not!


You could maybe try propagating it
You can propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or by layering in autumn, I think.

flowering rose

I have a jasmine in the garden on one side that is refusing to flower on the otherside my nextdoor neighbours plant is happy to climb over and flower on my side and as for the conservatory one it died.Not a plant for the faint hearted .

Gillian Millard

I have Jasmine growing up my south east facing wall next to the back door, it grows up to the bedroom windows, i adore the fragrance !

Gillian Millard

I give it a 4 star

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