Winter Jasmine

Jasminum nudiflorum, the Winter Jasmine, is a member of the Oleaceae family that is providing a bright display near the South Lodge entrance to the Parks. The winter-flowering Jasmine is a medium-sized shrub that grows to around 2.5 metres tall, with long arching branches. It is deciduous but its leaves are very small; it flowers throughout the winter and often into the spring. It is a hardy plant, and will tolerate a fairly exposed position and partial shade, although it does better with some shelter and full sun – it is ideal for a sunny position next to a wall. The plant needs little pruning, but if needed this can be done in spring – remove dead branches as they detract from the green stems. It is easily propagated by layering or taking semi-ripe hardwood cuttings.

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