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Jasminum Nitidum

Jasminum nitidum

Jasminum nitidum is a beautiful flowering evergreen which offers white, sweetly perfumed, star-shaped flowers in summer. Jasminum nitidum is a versatile plant, acting as an excellent flowering evergreen commonly used for gracefully spilling out of containers, such as pots or hanging baskets, or as a filler between shrubs. It is an ideal plant for a terrace, outdoor garden, or indoor garden. Jasminum nitidum can also be planted in a landscape as an ornamental, maturing as tall as 15’.

Jasminum nitidum is easily maintained, and can be pruned to keep its shrub form. While it requires occasional maintenance, it should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers. Jasminum nitidum grows best in full sunlight with average to evenly moist conditions in order to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally.

Jasminum nitidum potted
Jasminum nitidum potted

Ornamental Characteristics:

Common Names:
Angel Wing Jasmine, Confederate Jasmine,
Royal Jasmine, Windmill Jasmine, Shining
Jasmine, Star Jasmine

Native Origin:
Admiralty Islands of Papua New Guinea

Soil: Well-drained soils
Exposure: Full sun
Drought tolerance: Water once a week

Hardy Range: 9 – 11
Mature Height: Up to 15′
Mature Spread: Up to 4′
Growth Rate: moderate

Ornamental Characteristics:
In summer, Jasminum nitidum produce lusters of small, white flowers resembling tiny pinwheels or stars. While the flowers are small in size, they provide a strong fragrance. Jasminum nitidum are also covered with glossy, dark green leaves, making the plant attractive even when it is not in bloom. It can be draped over low walls and cascade off of raised planters. Jasminum nitidum can also act as groundcover and are often used as a filler between shrubs.

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Jasminum nitidum in landscape
Jasminum nitidum in landscape
Jasminum nitidum flower
Jasminum nitidum leaves