Common Name: Winter jasmine
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Time to take cuttings: May to July
Flowering period: December to March
A popular and reliable shrub, introduced from China in 1844, and widely grown as a wall shrub. It can be allowed to scramble freely over a low wall or up a bank, or trained up a vertical framework. Unlike many other jasmines, winter jasmine does not twine, so will need tying-in if grown vertically. The stems are bright green and give an evergreen impression, even in winter when the tiny bright yellow blooms appear, weatherproof in all but the coldest snaps. Regular pruning keeps bushes under control and prevents bare patches from appearing. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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