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Starry wild jasmine

Jasminum multipartitum

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This is a very rewarding plant with striking white flowers and a sweet scent against a glossy green leaf background, a must-have in every garden. It is recommended for gardeners that plant mainly South African indigenous species and will thrive in full sun as well as half shade.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Allow fruit to ripen (turn black) and remove the fleshy coat on the seeds before sowing. It does not store well, rather use immideately.

Propagation

Cuttings
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings made in spring and summer when plants are actively growing. Cuttings do best placed under mist with bottom heat and improve if rooting hormone is used.
Seed
Sowing time best during Spring and Summer. Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible.

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds feed on the berries and the insects that was attracted by the scent.
Attracts useful insects
The strong scent attracts insects like moths, bees and butterflies.
Hedge plant
Grows up a support easily to 3 m high.

Geography

Origin
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal to Mpumalanga and Swaziland, Southern Africa.
Natural climate
Mediterranean and sub-tropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Compost, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
A herbal tea is made from the flowers and leaves.
Ornamental
Horticultural value as lovely ornamental and popular garden plants.

Personality

Family
Oleaceae
Flower colour
, White, Pink
Scent
Strong

Problems

Aphids and caterpillars can do serious damage to foliage. A soapy solution of water will kill a large amount of the population.
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

Companion plants

Plant with larger shrubs.

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