Chinese Jasmine Flower

Chinese Jasmine Flower

Chinese jasmine is a true wonder . It produces small but very fragrant flowers that leave no one indifferent. It is perfect in any corner as long as it gives direct sunlight, and does not need much to be and stay well.

However, if you want to have it perfect (and not just “good”) I recommend you to keep reading. This way you will discover everything you need to know to take care of your precious plant .


Origin and characteristics of Chinese jasmine

Our protagonist is a plant native to China that is known by the names of Chinese jasmine, Chinese jasmine and winter jasmine. Its scientific name is Jasminum polyanthum . It is a climber that has deciduous or perennial leaves depending on the climate . These are opposite, formed by 5-9 dark green leaves. The flowers appear in spring distributed in panicles and are white on the inside and pink on the outside.

It has a fairly rapid rate of growth , but if at some point we have to prune it to control it, we can do it without problems at any time of the year except when it blossoms.

Jasminum polyanthum

Chinese Jasmine Care

If you are going to get a specimen of Chinese jasmine, we recommend providing the following care:

  • Location : exterior, in semi-shade. It can be either in a pot with a tutor or in the garden, covering pergolas, latticework or trunks of dry trees.
  • Soil or substrate : it is not demanding, but it is important to have good drainage since it does not tolerate waterlogging.
  • Watering : 2 or 3 times a week in summer and slightly less the rest of the year. If you have it in a pot with a dish underneath, you have to remove the water that is about 10 minutes after you have watered it.
  • Fertilizer : can be fertilized with eggshells and bananas, tea bags, or other organic fertilizers such as guano.
  • Planting or transplanting time : in spring, when the risk of frost has passed.
  • Pruning : in winter a cleaning pruning will be done, removing dead, diseased or broken branches, and those that have crossed or that have grown too much. Throughout the year you can pinch the branches that need it, that is, they can be cut a little bit.
  • Propagation and Multiplication : by semi-hard wood cuttings with leaves at the end of summer, and by shoots in spring.
  • Resilience and Resistance: supports frosts up to -5ºC.

What do you think of the Chinese jasmine?

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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