Jasminum officinale

Jasminum officinale

Common jasmine

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Jasminum officinale
  • Common name: Common jasmine
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 5m

Spread: 5m

  • Features: Flowers

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Jasminum are evergreen or deciduous shrubs that often climb via climbing stems. Their fragrant flowers are star-shaped.

Jasminum officinale is a sweetly scented climber, bearing dark green pinnate leaves – the perfect foil for its clusters of fragrant white flowers from June to August. It's a versatile, deciduous climber, which tolerates shade but does best in full sun.

Grow Jasminum officinale in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny, site. It grows quickly, and is ideal for covering a large south or west-facing wall. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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