Yellow Jasmine Plant

Here in the South, the yellow jasmine plant, Jasminum nudiflorum, is often confused with another sweet smelling vine: Carolina yellow jessamine but they are members of different plant clans.


Yellow jasmine vine in bloom.

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Jasminum nudiflorum is 1 of 2 (Jasminum officinale is the other) cold hardy jasmine plants. Most of the other varieties are somewhat tender.

The cheerful yellow blossoms of winter jasmine can be used to good effect in gardens from USDA zone 6-10.

In the northernmost end of its range, it may be confused with forsythia. Winter jasmine's earlier bloom and green stems will give its true identity away.

The tubular flowers flare into 6 lobes. They are borne all along the stems from November to April (depending on your zone) after the shiny, 3-lobed leaves have dropped.

Yellow jasmine will thrive in sunny or shady positions. It is drought tolerant but will perform best if provided with regular water and occasionally fed.

Prune it after the flower show ends. Let it grow unrestrained for the first few years. Then, cut out a third of the oldest stems at the base each year to keep the wood young and productive. Head the remaining stems back to whatever height you like.

Yellow jasmine bonsai. This yellow jasmine plant has been made into bonsai.

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I included this picture to show you how versatile this sprawling vine is. Though its narrow stems will easily grow to a length of 10 feet, this is not a climbing vine. Unlike those of most ofter jasmines, its stems do not twine. They need to be tied to their support.

Winter jasmine looks best when trained against a wall. To do this, place a trellis before the wall and tie a few of the long stems to it. It will be especially fetching once the stems grow long enough to spill over the other side of the wall.

You can also set it off by itself and allow it to form a spreading mound if you have the space. I say spreading because the stems will root wherever they touch the soil. Consider yourself forewarned.

A tough plant that needs no pampering.

Dwarf Flowering Jasmine - Yellow (jasminum 'parkeri')

Dwarf Flowering Jasmine - Yellow (Jasminum parkeri)

A true dwarf Jasmine growing only 12" tall. Native to NW India and the Himalayas. Attractive gold/green tiny leaves. Blooms appear profusely during late winter and into spring with yellow 1/2" flowers that contrast with the bright green branches. Rare. Deciduous. Keep outdoors.

Jasminum Sambac
Arabian jasmine or sambac jasmine is an easy to grow plant that produces sweetly fragrant flowers. Jasminum sambac is the national plant of Philippines, and the flower is extensively used in Indian weddings.

It is also used to make jasmine flower tea, leis and perfumes. It is the jasmine most often used to give commercial products the familiar jasmine fragrance.

Confederate Jasmine Vine
Growing confederate jasmine. Trachelospermum jasminoides images. Star jasmine plant bonsai. Although this is not a Jasminum, it is the most common white jasmine seen in the South.

Night Blooming Jasmine
The plant called night blooming jasmine is not a member of the genus Jasminum but is a Cestrum. Cestrum nocturnum flowering and reproduction, potting and watering info.

Bougainvillia Varieties
There are many more bougainvillea varieties than the few carried by most garden centers. Many bougainvillea cultivars have been bred to branch and bloom more freely.

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