Friday, May 08, 2009
Synonym: Hardy Jasmine, Jasminum sieboldianum
This Jasmine is hardy to USDA Zone 6. That is a low zone for a Jasmine. It lived in New Canaan, Connecticut for about 12 years before a really bad winter took it out. It is a great plant to have in the garden and it can start flowering late in the fall and depending on the winter bloom until early spring.
This picture was taken on March 24th of this year. The plant was just about done flowering so you can see it is a good candidate for the winter garden. It is always a welcome sight for me. It can be a bit rangy but responds well to pruning, including light shearing or rejuvenation type pruning. The yellow flowers fade to a papery white. Yellow flowers seem to taking over this blog :lol:
This Jasmine is a little different than the Primrose Jasmine I posted earlier this week. This plant is one of only a few of the 200 species of true jasmines that is not fragrant. It is also a lot hardier than the Primrose type. Winter Jasmine does best in full sun but can grow in part shade.