Jasminum multipartitum

Starry Wild Jasmine


Type: Evergreen Jasminum shrub up to 3m.

Form: Creeping or bushy (train long shoots can be trained over archways or along fences or it can be clipped into a handsome shrub or hedge plant).

Flowers: Sweetly scented pink buds open to star-shaped, white flowers in spring to early summer.

Why plant Jasminum? This lovely, fragrant shrub can be used as ground covering under trees, trained against trellises, contained in pots or as a decorative flowering shrub amongst others. Plant it in well-composted soil and feed with slow release organic fertiliser to ensure rapid growth. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun or dappled shade and is resistant to light frost.

Found naturally: In Limpopo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, North West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.

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