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JASMINUM nitidum

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James H. Schutte

Family

Oleaceae

Botanical Name

JASMINUM nitidum

Plant Common Name

Angelwing Jasmine

General Description

This night blooming, tropical jasmine can perfume the entire garden with its starry, sweet-scented white flowers. A shrubby, vining, evergreen species, it is native to the Admiralty Islands of Papua, New Guinea.

Angelwing jasmine is named for its distinctive foliage, which is glossy, deep green and lance-shaped. The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on twining stems which may become woody with age. From late spring through summer, narrow, pinkish-purple buds open at night to white, star-shaped flowers which are intensely fragrant.

Hardy only in frost-free climates, this plant favors warm, humid environments. Plant it in moist, fertile, well-drained soil and provide with full sun for best performance. Highly versatile, it may be pruned to form a shrub, used as a groundcover, or trained to climb a fence, wall, or other supportive structure. It is also suitable for use in containers. Make sure to plant angelwing jasmine near outdoor living areas where its enchanting fragrance can be fully enjoyed.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 9

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    12, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    10'-20' / 3.0m - 6.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Polynesia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Groundcover, Tropical, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No