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Jasminum nudiflorum - Lindl.                
                 
Common Name Winter-Flowering Jasmin, Winter jasmine
Family Oleaceae
Synonyms J. sieboldianum.
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets, ravines and slopes at elevations of 800 - 4500 metres in western China[266].
Range E. Asia - W. China. Locally naturalized in France.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       
Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early winter, Late winter, Mid winter. Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal, Weeping.

Physical Characteristics       
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Jasminum nudiflorum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3.6 m (11ft) by 4.5 m (14ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Dec to March. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.

USDA hardiness zone : 6-11


Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid and very alkaline soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Jasminum nudiflorum Winter-Flowering Jasmin, Winter jasmine


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Jasminum nudiflorum Winter-Flowering Jasmin, Winter jasmine
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Habitats       
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover;
Edible Uses                                         
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Diaphoretic.

Diaphoretic[178].
Other Uses
Soil stabilization.

A good soil stabilizer for steep banks, succeeding in shady positions[200]. The sprawling branches make this a good plant for ground cover, the plants should be spaced about 1.8 metres apart each way[208].
Cultivation details                                         
Landscape Uses:Arbor, Cascades, Erosion control, Foundation, Ground cover, Massing, Screen, Standard. Succeeds in a good well-drained loam[1]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Prefers a good soil and a sunny position but succeeds in shade[11, 28, 49], including on a north facing wall[200]. Tolerates very poor soils, whether acid or alkaline[202]. Tolerates urban pollution[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is hardy to about -15°c[184]. Some winter die-back can be experienced and flowers can be damaged in severe winters but new flowers are usually produced when the weather warms up[202]. A winter-flowering plant, flowering mainly on wood that was produced the previous summer[219]. Pruning can be carried out in early to mid spring once flowering has finished[202, 219]. Removing one third of the oldest growth down to ground level rejuvenates the plant and encourages greater flowering[202]. Unpruned plants tend to become woody and matted with dead stems[219]. The flowers have a delicate mossy perfume[245]. This species does not set seed in British gardens. This might be because all the plants in cultivation stem from one original importation[182]. An ideal plant for growing on shady walls and banks[28, 49]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Special Features: Not North American native, Attractive flowers or blooms.
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very easy. Cuttings of mature wood in November. Layering.
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Expert comment                                         
 
      
Author                                         
Lindl.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
11200266
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[1]F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaces in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
[11]Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
[28]Knight. F. P. Plants for Shade.
A small but informative booklet listing plants that can be grown in shady positions with a few cultivation details.
[49]Arnold-Forster. Shrubs for the Milder Counties.
Trees and shrubs that grow well in Cornwall and other mild areas of Britain. Fairly good, a standard reference book.
[178]Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica.
A translation of an ancient Chinese herbal. Fascinating.
[182]Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos.
Contains a wide range of plants with a brief description, mainly of their ornamental value but also usually of cultivation details and varieties.
[184]Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs.
Excellent photographs and a terse description of 1900 species and cultivars.
[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
[202]Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs.
Contains information on 2,000 species and cultivars, giving details of cultivation requirements. The text is terse but informative.
[208]Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover
An excellent detailled book on the subject, very comprehensive.
[219]Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls
A nice little book about plants for growing against walls and a small section on plants that can grow in walls.
[245]Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World.
An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. There are no illustrations.
[266] Flora of China
On-line version of the Flora - an excellent resource giving basic info on habitat and some uses.

Readers comment                                         
 
Elizabeth H.
Michael Roberts Fri Sep 11 2009
Jasminum is a bitter astringent cooling herb that calms the nerves, checks bleeding, and stimulates the uterus. It is regarded as an aphrodisiac for women. It is reputedly effective against various cancers, especially Hodgkin’s disease and cancers of the bone, lymph nodes, and breast.

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