SOLANUM jasminoides

Commonly known as Jasmine nightshade, Potato vine

(syn. s.laxum) - pale lilac jasmine-like flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    To semi evergreen. Narrowly ovate to lance-shaped, glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long, sometimes 3- to 5-lobed or with separate leaves at the bases.
  • Blue
    Pale lilac
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • 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
    Produces flowers to 2.5cm (1in) across with yellow anthers in terminal and axillary clusters 5-7cm (2-3in) across.
  • 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)
  • Full sun

SOLANUM jasminoides

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. S. laxum
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass - aphids, red spider mite, tomato spotted wilt, grey mould.
    Place of origin
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
Solanum - Growing Guide

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SOLANUM jasminoides 'Album'

SOLANUM jasminoides 'Album'

Jasmine nightshade, Potato vine

pure white form

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