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Common Yellow Jasmine Chrysojasminum fruticans

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Jasminum fruticans
Phonetic Spelling
krih-SO-JAZ-mih-num FROO-tih-kanz
Description

Jasmine is a small semi-evergreen shrub with yellow, slightly fragrant flowers that appear in spring and early autumn. The flowers are followed by glossy black berries that remain on the plant from autumn and through winter. 

This shrub grows best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. At 3-6 feet in height, it is perfect for borders, and foundation plantings.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#yellow flowers#moist soil#well-drained soil#foundation planting#borders#evergreen shrub#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#yellow flowers#moist soil#well-drained soil#foundation planting#borders#evergreen shrub#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chrysojasminum
    Species:
    fruticans
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mediterranean to Northern Iran
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Open
  • 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 pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Black berries
  • Flowers:
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Small 5-petaled tubular flowers are produced heavily in spring, then a light bloom in fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Shiny, delicate, mostly trifoliate leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Slender, four-angled stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting