Jasminum fruticans (Yellow Jasmine)

Jasminum fruticans

Common yellow jasmine

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Flowers

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Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Jasminum fruticans
  • Common name: Common yellow jasmine
  • Family: Oleaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Common yellow jasmine, Jasminum fruticans, is a small semi-evergreen shrub with yellow, slightly fragrant flowers that appear in summer and early autumn. The flowers are followed by glossy black berries that remain on the plant from autumn and through winter. As it matures, it forms a dome shape that can reach around two metres in height.

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This tough shrub is drought-tolerant once established, and, being native to the Mediterranean, combines well with heat-loving plants like lavender, thyme and salvias.

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For best results, grow Jasminum fruticans in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch around the base of the plant in autumn to protect the roots from hard winter frosts. Should it outgrow its allotted growing space, it can be cut back just after it has finished flowering.

How to grow Jasminum fruticans

  • Plant size

    2m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

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

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

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Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

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Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Jasminum fruticans and wildlife

Jasminum fruticans has seeds for birds.

Is Jasminum fruticans poisonous?

Jasminum fruticans has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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