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Jasminum nudiflorum

Winter Jasmine

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Jasminum nudiflorum – This is the Winter Jasmine. The 1.5 to 2” long flowers with wavy petals up to 1” wide are cheerfully yellow and very showy. The flowers open on old wood evergreen stems before the foliage emerges in January to March (depending upon the zone and severity of the winter). They can be trained up with some work onto a trellis and may grow 10’ to 15’. As this is not a self-clinging plant the stems will have to be supported or tied. Or it can be used as an interesting ground cover growing 3’ to 4’ tall by up to 7’ wide in time. I first saw this plant in flower pruned as a low hedge along one side of a curved walkway at the NYBG in February, 1998. The Winter Jasmine in glorious full bloom was adjacent to a mature Poncirus trifoliata, the Hardy Orange, with the tawny orange fruit decoratively swaying among its army green branches on that cold sunny windy winter day. This fantastic and unexpected combination so early in the season is indelibly imprinted in my memory. In the north spring planting is strongly recommended. Established, potted multi-stemmed Winter Jasmine, cutting grown.


10-15 Ft


Deep Yellow


(5 sheltered)6 to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Jasminum nudiflorum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored


  • Full Sun


  • Climbing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Ground Cover
  • Massing
  • Hedge
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown