Jasminum nudiflorum

Jasminum nudiflorum
Jasminum nudiflorum

Winter Jasmine
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Binomial: Jasminum nudiflorum
Type: Low shrub
Light requirements: Full sun to light shade
Propagation: Layering
Transplant: Transplants easily
Bloom season: Late winter
Root: Fibrous, adventitious wherever stems meet the soil
Growth rate: Fast

Jasminum nudiflorum or Winter Jasmine, is a slender, deciduous shrub native to China. It is grown for its winter flowers and nice, "waterfall" habit.

DescriptionEdit

It has arching green shoots and opposite, pinnate, dark green leaves. Each leaf is divided into three oval-oblong leaflets which are about 3 cm long. The solitary flowers have six petals and are bright yellow, about 1 cm across, appearing in the leaf axils.

EcologyEdit

Culture and UseEdit

Winter Jasmine likes full sun or partial shade and is hardy. In cooler climates, it is often grown so that it cascades over stone walls, which helps provide reflected heat and allow the plant to bloom on cooler days.

It tolerates hard pruning and should be pruned in spring immediately after flowering, regular pruning will help to prevent bare patches. This species of Jasmine can be grown as a bonsai.

It is easily propagated by layering.

Pests, Diseases, and other ProblemsEdit

Scales:

  • Cottony Camellia Scale: Pulvinaria floccifera
  • Indian wax scale: Ceroplastes ceriferus

Thrips:

  • Banded Greenhouse Thrips: Hercinothrips femoralis

Mites:

  • Broad mite: Polyphagotarsonemus latus

ReferencesEdit

Cranshaw, Whitney (2004). Garden Insects of North America. Princeton University Press. pp. 601. 

Last modified on 11 October 2008, at 03:14