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Jasminum humile 'Revolutum' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

Italian jasmine 'Revolutum'

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

'Revolutum' is a medium-sized evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub with leaves composed of 3-7 oval leaflets, and scented, bright yellow flowers 2.5cm in width, in clusters of 5-12 in late spring and early summer

Other common names

  • Reeves' jasmine
  • yellow Nepal jasmine

Synonym(s)

  • Jasminum humile var. revolutum
  • Jasminum reevesii hort.
  • Jasminum revolutum
  • Jasminum triumphans hort.

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

To bring out the sweet fragrance, the ideal position would be warm, sunny and sheltered but it will cope with partial shade and colder positions provided the soil is well-drained

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free