Yellow jasmine: what it is like and what main care it needs

Yellow jasmine

During spring and summer it is common to find jasmine in stores. But, Beyond the usual ones, it is possible to discover the yellow jasmine. Do you know him?

Next we are going to talk about this plant, both its characteristics, how it develops and the care in case you want to get one of them. Shall we start?

How is the yellow jasmine

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The first thing you should know about yellow jasmine is that we are referring to Jasminum mesnyi, a garden species also sold in stores under other more common names such as Japanese jasmine, winter jasmine, spring jasmine, or primrose jasmine.

It is native to China and, as you may be thinking, it has a climbing habit. It is actually a climbing shrub vine that can easily reach three meters in height. evergreen, the flowering that it has, yellow in color, can be produced throughout the year.

If we stop to see each element, we must tell you that the leaves are opposite, lanceolate, and between three and seven centimeters long. They are shiny and a strong green color.

Regarding the stems, you will find that they are angular, that is, they differ from other plants in that they are not round. They are also a very bright green color.

Lastly, the flowers. These are semi-double and, as we have told you, yellow. However, you should know that these jasmines usually do not give off an aroma. That is to say, the flowers are not scented, as is the case with other jasmines. From them a fruit of black color and fleshy inside can appear.

Usually, yellow jasmine is used in the garden or potted.

Yellow jasmine care

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You have already known a little more about yellow jasmine. And it is possible that because of being different from others it has caught your attention. The truth is that its flowering is very beautiful and it can be had as a normal plant or as a bonsai. But, in both cases, You need to know what are the most important care since, although it is resistant, it is not convenient to err in them because you will end up dying.

Below we give you the keys to each of them.

Location and temperature

Like any other jasmine, yellow jasmine needs to be outdoors. However, you don't have to put it in full sun. In fact, we do not recommend it in any way because it can burn the leaves (it is not used to strong sun). It is best to locate it in a semi-shady area where it receives several hours of direct sun only in the morning or afternoon (or both).

If you live in a very hot area, you must control very well where to put it because it can suffer from high temperatures, especially if the specimen is young.

With regard to temperature, when the yellow jasmine is settled in the weather you will have no problem with the heat. Neither with the cold, because it can tolerate temperatures of up to -3ºC (although some would endure -5ºC); as long as it is something sporadic and does not last long.

We told you that yellow jasmine must be "settled" to withstand the heat because it is common for young specimens and those bought in spring and summer to have a lower tolerance to sun and high temperatures (because they have been in protected nurseries) and you can be left without the plant if you are not careful.


As for the soil, the truth is that yellow jasmine is not fussy in that regard. A universal substrate with some drainage to make it lighter and more oxygenated will do well. Now, when planting, you should add a little manure to nourish it.

As for the transplant, it should always be done at the end of winter (for the months of February or March). Try to put it in a slightly larger pot so that it develops well and if you see that it grows too much, consider putting it in an area of ​​the garden where it can follow its natural course.


Irrigation of yellow jasmine is one of the most important care, and one that you may have the most problems with. You see, this jasmine needs regular watering. Although it can tolerate very short periods of water, it is not recommended, it is better to always water from spring to autumn.

In winter, although it is watered, it should be more spaced and scarce to avoid the appearance of fungi or that the humidity ends up rotting the plant.

In addition to irrigation, in summer, if the temperatures are intense, the yellow jasmine appreciates that you spray water on the leaves. That yes, that is water without lime Since, if it has it and you do it, the usual thing is that it prevents them from doing photosynthesis and then you would expose the plant to a serious problem.


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As we have told you before, when yellow jasmine is planted, a little manure is usually added. And this fertilizer can be a good source of nutrients.

Our recommendation is that you throw it every year, in spring, a little manure and, after a month or two, start adding a mineral fertilizer until the end of summer.

Then she is left to rest.


If you want your yellow jasmine to be productive, to give you lots of flowers, etc. you will have to be pruning them to remove withered flowers, dead or deteriorated parts, etc and thus encourage flowering.

Plagues and diseases

Yellow jasmine, like many other jasmines, is quite resistant to plants and diseases. That does not mean that they do not attack him, of course. It can be found with aphids, mealybugs or the red spider mite, but it usually emerges victorious from all of them.


Finally, on the subject of the propagation of yellow jasmine you should know that it is always done through cuttings. These are collected at the end of summer and put in water or planted to root.

It is not always achieved, but it is one of the most used methods.

As you can see, yellow jasmine can be a nice addition to your garden. Would you dare to put it at home?

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