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Commonly known as Willow-leaved jessamine
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Linear-lance-shaped to elliptic mid-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Upright habit. Flowers are tubular, 2.5cm (1in) long, with star-shaped mouths, produced in large terminal and axillary clusters to 13cm (5in) across. Flowers are followed by violet-brown berries.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Caution, toxic if eaten Do not eat these plants.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Entire see photos above
Elliptic see photos above
Pruning group 4
Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Scented flowers - night-scented.
Fertile well drained soil