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Primrose Jasmine

Jasminum mesnyi

An open growing evergreen shrub, it produces long slender arching stems that will climb like a vine if supported. If it's grown without support it grows in a fountain-like mound about 3mtrs high and wide. It has fragrant trumpet shaped flowers over glossy dark green leaves. Flowers appear in early spring but occasionally in the summer. Primrose jasmine is very similar to winter jasmine but is less hardy.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Take cuttings for propagation in autumn after flowering.

Propagation

Cuttings
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in Spring or Autumn.
Layering
Layer in autumn by placing moss around a piece of stem with nodes. Roots will form from the covered nodes. Cut below the new area as soon as roots have grown and replant.

Special features

Indoor plant
Placing this plant indoors near a window after the buds develop may cause it to flower faster.
Pot plant
Suitable for pot, be sure it has an adequate draining medium. If it sits in water too long it can rot the roots.
Hedge plant
Trail up a structure to quickly cover an area.

Geography

Origin
China, Asia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
This low maintenance plant is frequently planted in wall side borders & trained up trellises to act as a screen. It can suit urban city gardens provided it is given winter protection but frequently grown in conservatories.

Personality

Family
Oleaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Strong

Problems

Can suffer from Mealybugs & scale insects when grown indoors
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

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