Information About Asian Jasmine

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Asiatic Jasmine Care – Tips On Growing Asian Jasmine Vines

By Liz Baessler

Asiatic jasmine is not a true jasmine, but it is a popular, fast spreading, hardy groundcover in USDA zones 7b through 10. Click this article to learn more about Asiatic jasmine care and how to grow Asiatic jasmine as a groundcover and a trailing vine.

Starting Right

Don't be impatient if star jasmine seems stuck in neutral its first year in the ground. It's developing a healthy, extensive root system to support future growth. By its second season, star jasmine balances roots with top growth. To cover a large area of ground, place plants 5 feet apart. You should have coverage by year three. Left to spread, star jasmine grows 2 feet tall and 10 feet wide with glossy green leaves covered in small, pinwheel-like blossoms in spring and early summer. Given a lift, the plant twines its way to a 20- to 30-foot vine.

Planting and Care

An unusual variety of Asiatic jasmine called Ogon Nishiki, photograhed at Joy Creek Nursery in Oregon.

Asiatic jasmine requires little upkeep and will keep its beauty throughout the year. These plants are usually purchased as transplants and should be started on clear, weed-free soil.

Plants should be placed one and a half feet apart and will take two growing seasons to fill in completely. This plant will tolerate many soils, but prefers well-draining, moist soil when first planted. Once established it is drought tolerant and extremely hardy.

The plant needs little watering with regular rainfall, extra irrigation is rarely needed. A slow-feeding fertilizer should only be applied three to four times a year for the first year, after that fertilizer should only be applied once a year in the spring when the plant is actively growing.

Asiatic jasmine should be mowed and pruned once a year in the spring to keep an attractive appearance and reduce the risk for diseases it will also keep it controlled.

Asiatic jasmine can be grown in all areas of Florida, as it can handle cold temperatures as well as very hot ones. This plant will grow well in both dense shade and full sun, and has very few pest, disease and weed problems.

For more information on Asiatic jasmine, contact your county Extension office.

The glacial buttercup is a relative to the standard buttercup plant that is often considered a pest in North American gardens and lawns. The difference is the luscious opened flowers with petals of snow-white and canary yellow. The leaves of the glacial buttercup are succulent and bulbous, and the plant is often seen blooming in rocky areas near the Alpine mountains of Italy and other cold regions.

The bougainvillea plant is a tropical, low-lying shrub that can be seen blooming with vibrant fuchsia-colored petals along the Mediterranean coast of Italy. It is also a popular garden and patio plant throughout the world in warmer climates.

  • Let the jasmine steep in the tea for 10 minutes to extract all of the herbal remedies and nutrients.
  • The bougainvillea plant is a tropical, low-lying shrub that can be seen blooming with vibrant fuchsia-colored petals along the Mediterranean coast of Italy.

Other Varieties

Besides the above famous and easily available varieties there are also a few more, that one will have to scout through plant nurseries.

Jasminum floridum (Showy Jasmine) Jasminum parkeri (Dwarf Jasmine)
Jasminum auriculatum Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jasmine)
Jasminum azoricum (Lemon-scented Jasmine) Jasminum laurifolium Roxb.
Jasminum leratii Schltr. Jasminum multipartitum (Starry Wild Jasmine)
Jasminum volubile (Stiff Jasmine) Jasminum dasyphyllum
Jasminum lanceolarium Roxb. Jasminum flavovirens
Jasminum multiflorum (Indian Jasmine) Jasminum pauciflorum Benth.
Jasminum nervosum Loureiro Jasminum niloticum
Jasminum nardydorum Jasminum newtonii
Jasminum aemulum Jasminum albicalyx Kobuski
Jasminum angustifolium Jasminum angolense
Jasminum arborescens Jasminum angulare (Wild Jasmine)
Jasminum fluminense Jasminum fruticans
Jasminum humile (Italian Yellow Jasmine) Jasminum kajewskii
Jasminum kerstingii Jasminum longipetalum
Jasminum meyeri-johannis Jasminum microcalyx
Jasminum narcissiodorum Jasminum lasiosepalum
Jasminum molle Jasminum newtonii
Jasminum odoratissimum (Yellow Jasmine) Jasminum pentaneurum
Jasminum pubigerum Jasminum rufohirtum
Jasminum wengeri Jasminum subhumile
Jasminum stenolobum Jasminum subglandulosum
Jasminum tortuosum Jasminum yuanjiangense

I am sure after going through this list of jasmine plant varieties, which includes the famous ones, it will get confusing while choosing. But then, no one said you can’t have more than one jasmine blooming in your landscape!

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