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JASMINUM officinale affine
Commonly known as Common white jasmine, Jessamine, Poet's jasmine jasmine
Hardy, white scented
Deciduous - opposite, pinnate, mid-green leaves composed of 5-9 elliptic leaflets to 6cm (2½in) long with sharp, long points.
White - pink tinged.
Height - 12m (39ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - vigorous, twining climber. Clusters of up to 5 flowers to 4cm (1½in) across. Black berries.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - possibly introduced as long ago as the 1500s. Wildlife plant - insects.
Medicinal properties - the aroma is described as calming and soothing without being soporific.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, mealybugs.
Place of origin - Caucasus, northern Iran, Afghanistan, Himalayas, westen China.
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam-based compost. Bright, filtered light.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers - very fragrant.
Seasonal Interest - Summer
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Jasmine - Care Guide
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Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Arches - Obelisks & Trellis
Metal wall trellis
Steel garden trellis panels finished with ball finials. 10 year guarantee.
3 options from £10.45
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included