Winter Jasmine

Dreary winters welcome the chearful rarity of winter jasmine with its bright yellow flowers in the coldest months. The branches of this winter bloomer are also lovely indoors in a vase! Hardy and easy to grow, climbs readily, can also cascade.

(Latin: Jasminum nudiflorum)

Flowering winter jasmine at the beginning of March
Flowering winter jasmine at the beginning of March

To Thrive...

Plant winter jasmine in full sun, semi- or full shade (fewer flowers in shade). For rich and deep soils, no heavy loam soils.

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Characteristics and Pruning

Jasmine nudiflorum ~ winter jasmine ~ is a rambler that grows with long hanging shoots. Has moderately vigorous growth up to 3 m in height. It can be grown as a shrub or as a climber. With its fine and 'filigree' leaves, winter jasmine is good for detailed greening and accentuation of facades. It often appears inconspicuous during the summer. Forms dense, green mats with overhanging vegetation. Foliage from April to October. The flowers can appear before Christmas in milder winters, otherwise in February or March. The bright yellow stars are striking against a dark background. Branches should be cut before flowering; flowers open when room temp. is reached within a few days; they look like forsythia branches. The fruits (inconspicuous black berries) usually do not develop. Pruning can promote branching in winter jasmine.

Climbing Aids for the Facade

Winter jasmine will grow as a shrub with no supporting trellis, but it can also be trained and formed with a wire trellis or a wood trellis. Choose an easy, medium or light trellis kit.


Suitable wire rope trellises?

Click on the image to see which cable trellis systems are compatible with winter jasmine.

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Winter jasmine in summer

From spring to autumn, winter jasmine shows only leaves.

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Winter jasmine in winter

Winter jasmine has no leaves in winter-- only flowers!

Wire Rope Trellises for Winter Jasmine

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