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Chrysojasminum floridum

Previously known as:

  • Jasminum floridum
Description

Flowering Jasmine is a showy, semi-evergreen shrub that grows up to 5' and is dense and fountain-like. This plant blooms in early summer and sporadically into fall. It is easily separated from J. nudiflorum because leaves are alternate. Jasminum floridum roots easily where arching branches touch the soil. Its cane-like growth can rapidly create colonies, which can cause the plant to look messy if not pruned. It is commonly planted on slopes, in raised planters, in foundations, as a specimen, and on overhanging walls. This plant is drought-tolerant, tolerant of partial shade, does well in sterile soils (good in clear-cut areas), has a rapid growth rate, and has no serious pest or disease problems.  Its form is a mass of slender, arching green stems, haystack, and weeping.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Semi-evergreen shrub with arching, quadrangular stems
  • Leaves are alternate and ternately compound.
  • Yellow, 5-lobed flowers in the late spring and persist into fall.
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#yellow#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#green#yellow flowers#spring flowers#slopes#disease resistant#fast growing#pest resistant#summer flowers#foundation planting#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#yellow#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#green#yellow flowers#spring flowers#slopes#disease resistant#fast growing#pest resistant#summer flowers#foundation planting#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chrysojasminum
    Species:
    floridum
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central China
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Plant produces a 2-valved black berry.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are yellow, fragrant, salverform, less than an inch long, corolla slender, tubular, and 5-lobed. Inflorescences are terminal and axillary cymes. Flowers on new growth.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate and ternately compound. Leaflets are oval to ovate, acuminate, entire, glabrous, dark green in color, and can grow up to 1" in length.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Angular
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Stems are green, quadrangular, glabrous, and arching.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Slope/Bank
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Insect Pests