Jasminum polyanthum

Jasminum polyanthum

Sweetly scented jasmine

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Jasminum polyanthum
  • Common name: Sweetly scented jasmine
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 3m

Spread: 3m

  • Features: Flowers, Scented flowers

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

Sweetly scented jasmine, Jasminum polyanthum, is a twining climber best grown as a houseplant – it's a fine choice for a conservatory. It looks fantastic all year round, bearing dark, glossy evergreen foliage which contrasts with masses of white, deeply fragrant flowers from late-winter to spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Jasminum polyanthum up an obelisk or similar support in a large pot, or train it to cover a wall. It can be taken outside to a sheltered, sunny patio in summer. Cut back after flowering to keep growth in check. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

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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