Friday, May 08, 2009

Winter Jasmine


Winter Jasmine
Jasminum nudiflorum
(JAZ-mih-num) (noo-dee-FLOR-um)
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.

3 comments:

Les said...

It is a staple around here, even the municipalities use it in their plantings. Ours usually peak in early Feb. and it often gets confused with Forsythia.

lisaschaos said...

So pretty! I don't see it often.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi Les, I think it is suited to your climate a little more. I can see how it could be confused with Forsythia.

thanks, lisa.