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JASMINE

Jasmine is one of the most strongly scented climbers grown in the garden, of which there are many varieties.  They are best situated in a warm sunny position in fertile, well-drained soil conditions. Frost hardy but in severe winters some varieties may need protecting.

Pruning may be done after flowering or in the early spring depending on variety.

Varieties:

Jasmine Beesianum 

Flowering time:  Early Summer   Height:  3m

An evergreen variety (deciduous in cool areas) producing tubular reddish/pink flowers followed by a mass of black fruit. Scented.  A useful variety for climbing walls, fences and pillars and for rambling over other shrubs.

 

Summer Jasmine
Jasminum Officinale
 

Flowering time:  June September   Height:  4m

This deciduous variety is probably one of the most commonly seen in gardens. A very free-growing climber with pinnate leaves producing small clusters of white flowers. Very sweetly scented. This climber will quickly spread in all directions covering large areas, ideal for covering walls and fences and for growing through large shrubs and small trees.

Winter Jasmine

Jasminum Nudiflorum

 

Flowering time: November February   Height: 1.5m

A very popular winter flowering garden shrub. A hardy deciduous variety, which     will thrive in almost any position, producing yellow, 2cm wide, five petalled flowers during the most miserable months of the year. Grows well against walls, fences and pillars or, if allowed, to sprawl along the ground.

Jasmine Stephanense 

Flowering time:  June September   Height:  3m
An attractive deciduous summer flowering climber producing five petalled, pale pink flowers in small clusters of three to five flowers.  Very strongly scented.  A useful variety for climbing walls, fences and pillars and for rambling over other shrubs.