Winter jasmine flowers

How to grow winter jasmine

Find out all you need to know about growing winter jasmine, in our start-to-finish Grow Guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

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.

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Follow our detailed winter jasmine Grow Guide, below.


Where to plant winter jasmine

Winter jasmine flowers
Winter jasmine flowers

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

Winter jasmine is generally free from diseases but can be affected by aphids and mealybug.


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 'Aureum'
Jasminum nudiflorum ‘Aureum’
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  • 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