Winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, is a popular and reliable shrub, valued for it’s cheery, bright yellow flowers that appear in the depths of winter. It’s usually grown as a climber, and is perfect for training against walls but needs support as it doesn’t twine like other jasmines.
Follow our detailed winter jasmine Grow Guide, below.
Where to plant winter jasmine
Grow winter jasmine in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. Grow near a low growing wall to spill over, or upright with wires or a trellis for support.
How to plant winter jasmine
If planting Jasminum nudiflorum to climb against a wall or fence, dig a hole approximately 15cm from the wall, adding a cane to provide support. Add a sprinkling of micorrhizal fungi and a spade full of well-rotted manure or home-made compost, back fill and water.
Propagating winter jasmine
Winter jasmine can be propagated by layering or by taking semi-hardwood cuttings.
Winter jasmine: problem solving
Looking after winter jasmine
Winter jasmine doesn’t twine like other jasmines, so if growing up a wall or trellis, you’ll need to tie in shoots to the trellis or wires. Regular pruning helps keep the desired shape and controls bare patches which may occur.
Winter jasmine varieties to try
- Jasminum nudiflorum – the bright evergreen stems and zingy yellow flowers put on a good show in winter. It also makes a good backdrop and companion for other later flowering climbers, such as clematis. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
- Jasminum nudiflorum ‘Aureum’ – this variegated variety has unusual cream and green foliage, which complement its striking yellow blooms