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botanical name:
Jasminum officinale
Jasminum officinale © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Common White Jasmine, Jessamine
family:  Oleaceae
characteristics: climber, scented/aromatic
height: 10.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: very fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Strong growing climber. Pinnate green leaves with 7 or 9 pointed leaflets. The white flowers are extremely fragrant and appear from June to September.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Vigorous, unfussy grower which will thrive in most situations.
Can be hard pruned if required, preferably in in late winter or early spring.

propagation:
From seed, by cuttings or layering.

usage:
The dried flowers are used to flavour teas and to make an oil that is used as a food flavouring.
The leaves contain salicylic acid and has some medicinal uses. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy.

other notes:
Native to Asia, mostly found in wooded areas and shrubby thickets.

RHS AGM

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