Sweet jasmine (Jasminum odoratissimum)

Jasminum odoratissimum

If you are a lover of jasmine, you cannot miss the smelly jasmine. This beautiful shrub produces small flowers but with a very pleasant aroma, which is precisely why it is known as it is known 🙂. Like its "cousins" with whom it shares the genus, It is a plant that does not grow much and that can also be pruned whenever necessary.

Origin and characteristics

Jasminum odoratissimum

Our protagonist is an evergreen shrub plant endemic to Macaronesia. Its scientific name is Jasminum odoratissimum, although it is known as odorous jasmine or wild jasmine. Reaches a height of 4 meters, and has pinnate, alternate, triangular and dark green leaves. The flowers, which appear from winter to spring, are yellow, fragrant, and about 2cm tall. After flowering, the fruits, which are elongated dark berries, begin to ripen.

Its growth rate is quite fast if the growing conditions are adequate.. In addition, it can be had in a pot if you prefer.

What are their cares?

Jasminum odoratissimum flowers

If you want to have a specimen of fragrant jasmine, we recommend giving it the following care:

  • Location: outside, in full sun or partial shade.
  • Earth:
    • Pot: universal growing substrate mixed with 30% perlite.
    • Garden: light, fertile, with good drainage.
  • Irrigation: it has to be watered 3-4 times a week in summer, somewhat less the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: from early spring to late summer with ecological fertilizers, once a month. If it is grown in a pot, liquid fertilizers must be used.
  • Multiplication: by seeds or cuttings in spring
  • Pruning: At the end of winter sick, dry or weak stems must be removed. The rest of the year you can cut those that are growing too much.
  • Planting or transplanting time: in spring. Transplant every two years.
  • Rusticity: does not support frost. Protect at home if the temperature drops below 0 degrees.

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  1.   Diego said

    Summary I am waiting for this whole plant world. I am fascinated with it.
    I don't have time but I think you have to take your time for this planet we live on

  2.   William Bulit said

    Hello… in this case the vegetable kingdom; I find it difficult to explain what the contrast of the green color with different colors of flowers causes me and that is why I am on this page trying to find what could suit my place !!! - GJB-