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Jasminum mesnyi AGM

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© Mike L. Grant 2000

Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Climbing

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

primrose jasmine

Family

Oleaceae


Jasminum are evergreen or deciduous shrubs, many climbing by twining stems bearing usually pinnate leaves, and star-shaped white, pink or yellow flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant. Fruit a black berry

J. mesnyi is a large, scrambling evergreen shrub with leaves formed of three oval leaflets, and semi-double, pale yellow flowers 4cm in width

Synonym(s)

  • Jasminum primulinum

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in well-drained soil in a sheltered frost-free area. Under glass grow in loam-based compost in bright filtered light

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or by layering in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Can get aphids, scale insects and mealybugs under glass

Diseases

Generally disease free