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Jasminum has some common insect problems:
Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants
Jasminum has some common disease problems:
Black Root Rot on Ornamental Plants

Jasminum

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Description

Jasminium is a genus of perennial, flowering shrubs or vines with over 200 species in the Oleaceae (olive) family. The plants are native to tropical and subtropical areas and can be either trees, shrubs, or vines. Many of the vine species make good container plants.  Members of this genus can be evergreen or deciduous.  Jasmines are most well known for the fragrance of their flowers. The genus name is medieval Latin for the Persian name yasmin or yasamin.

Jasmines need full sun for optimal health or at least bright light.  Most will need moist, well-drained soil, though some species are somewhat tolerant of dry soils.  While some specimens can grow up to 20 ft, container plants will usually stay at 4-5 ft and are easily pruned to size.  Because flowers will appear on old growth, prune after flowering to ensure good bud set for the next season.

Diseases, Insect Pests and Other Plant Problems:

Aphids or spider mites, leaf spot, and root rot can occur; however, insect and disease problems are uncommon for outdoor plants. Problems are more likely to occur for plants brought indoors for the winter.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
J. beesianum, J. nudiflorum, J. officinale, J. x stephanense
Tags:
#evergreen#deciduous#full sun tolerant#fragrant flowers#houseplant#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#yellow flowers#broadleaf evergreen#bright light#moist soil#well-drained soil#vine#perennial vines#pruning tolerant#container plant#hsc#hsc-fl#perennial
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
J. beesianum, J. nudiflorum, J. officinale, J. x stephanense
Tags:
#evergreen#deciduous#full sun tolerant#fragrant flowers#houseplant#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#yellow flowers#broadleaf evergreen#bright light#moist soil#well-drained soil#vine#perennial vines#pruning tolerant#container plant#hsc#hsc-fl#perennial
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Jasminum
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical and Subtropical regions, Central China, Pacific Islands
    Distribution:
    Introduced Georgia west to Texas, Central America, Mediterranean.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Shrub
    Tree
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Erect
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Berries turn black when ripe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    6 petals/rays
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are usually about 1 inch across and can be white. pink, or yellow in color and very fragrant. Flowers are either solitary or in terminal cymose clusters of at least three flowers with 4 to 9 petals. Most are star-shaped with tubular bases. Double-flowered cultivars are available.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Undulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves vary between species; some are odd-pinnate compound and others simple, some are more ovate while others lanceolate, some have entire margins while others are undulate. Most houseplant species have opposite arrangement and entire margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Specimen