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Care of the plant Jasminum officinale or Common jasmine.

Care of the climbing plant Jasminum officinale or Common jasmine

The genus Jasminum, family Oleaceae, comprises 200 species of shrubs and climbing plants native to Eurasia. Some species are: Jasminum officinale, Jasminum polyanthum, Jasminum odoratissimum, Jasminum nudiflorum, Jasminum nitidum, Jasminum mesnyi, Jasminum humile.

Common names: Common jasmine, Common white jasmine, Poet's jasmine, Summer jasmine, True jasmine, Jessamine. This species is native to Asia.

They are semi-perennial climbing shrubs (they lose leaves in intense cold) with fine stems that reach 12 meters (39.37 feet) in length. The leaves are dark green and divided into elliptical leaflets. The scented white flowers are tubular in shape and appear in clusters. They bloom in summer.

They are used as climbing plants to cover pergolas, walls and fences and in pots for patios, balconies and terraces or as houseplants next to a window.

Jasminum officinale grows in full sun, semi-shade and shade exposures but blooms more when it receives more light. They resist occasional frosts.

They prefer a light, well-drained soil that contains organic matter. Planting and transplanting are done in spring.

Water regularly throughout the year waiting for the substrate to be almost dry; they are sensitive to excess moisture.

Fertilize in winter with manure or compost and in spring and summer with mineral fertilizer every 15 days.

They do not need pruning but can be trimmed slightly after flowering to control growth.

They are quite resistant to pests and diseases but can be attacked by aphids in poorly ventilated interiors.

They are propagated by semi-woody cuttings in summer.

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Jasminum officinale
Jasminum officinale
Jasminum officinale
Jasminum officinale
Jasminum officinale