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Oleaceae

Jasminum

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Jasminum is a genus of 200 or more species of shrubs and vines that are grown mainly for their star-shaped, often fragrant flowers. The foliage is also attractive. Flowers are often followed by black berries. Grow climbing species over a trellis, fence, shrub, or archway. Dwarf species are nice in a rock garden.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsFragrant, starry flowers. Black berries.

CareSite in full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. In the greenhouse, Jasminum needs bright light with shade from hot sun and ample water during growth. Pruning varies by species.

PropagationStart new plants from semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by layering fall.

ProblemsCommon problems include root rot, fungal and bacterial leaf spots, and viruses, while aphids, scale insects, and mealybugs can also cause trouble.

Species and cultivars

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