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Wild jasmine

Jasminum angulare

Jasminum angulare is a scrambling and climbing shrub with fragrant white flowers in summer. This species is grown as an ornamental in gardens. The flowers are strongly sweet-scented and can be added to pot-pourris mixtures.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Clean the flesh off the berries and sow the seeds in sterile, well-drained seedling mix, in spring or summer, keep warm and moist and pot up when the seedlings are large enough to handle.
Cuttings
Root semi-hardwood cuttings in spring or summer, when the plants are in active growth. Treat with a rooting hormone and place in the mist unit with bottom heat.
Layering
Plants also send out long runners, which often root far away from the mother plant. These can be detached and potted, or the runners along the ground can be encouraged to root by placing a rock on it.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the nectar in the flowers.
Drought resistant
Can withstand extended periods without water but performs best with good watering in spring and summer.
Pot plant
Can be grown in large containers in fertile potting mix with good drainage, a lightly shaded position and good watering to prevent the medium drying out completely.
Hedge plant
Train up a structure to provide a hedge screen.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa
Natural climate
Temperate, coastal

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
The leaves and flowers of this species of jasmine are used in traditional medicine as a protective charm against lightning.
Ornamental
This species is grown as an ornamental in gardens. The flowers are strongly sweet-scented and can be added to potpourri mixtures.

Personality

Family
Oleaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

Problems

Generally problem free

Companion plants

Plant alongside small shrubs and tall annuals.

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