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Commonly known as Jasmine nightshade, Potato vine
EvergreenTo 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.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingProduces flowers to 2.5cm (1in) across with yellow anthers in terminal and axillary clusters 5-7cm (2-3in) across.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. S. laxumPests & DiseasesUnder glass - aphids, red spider mite, tomato spotted wilt, grey mould.Place of originBrazilResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 8Suitable 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 PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilNeutral to alkaline soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of SOLANUM jasminoides
pure white form