Jasminum humile - L.
Common Name Yellow Jasmine
Family Oleaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and dry valleys, 1500 - 3000 metres in the Himalayas[184]. Also found in forests in Srinagar[145].
Range E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

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Jasminum humile Yellow Jasmine

Jasminum humile Yellow Jasmine
Physical Characteristics
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Jasminum humile is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

J. bignoniaceum. Wall.

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment;  Tea.

The leaves are used as a condiment[177, 183]. A tea is made from the leaves and bark[183].
Medicinal Uses

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Astringent;  Cardiotonic;  Decongestant;  Parasiticide;  Stomachic;  Tonic.

The flowers are astringent and a tonic for the heart and bowels[240]. A paste made frm the flowers is considered effective in the treatment of intestinal problems[272]. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of ringworm[240, 272]. The milky juice of the plant is used for destroying the unhealthy lining walls of chronic sinuses and fistulas[240].


Other Uses
Parasiticide;  Wood.

Wood - even-grained, moderately hard[146].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in a good well-drained loam in a sunny position[1, 200]. Tolerates light shade[202]. Tolerates most soil types, including dry soils once it is established[202]. This species is not very cold hardy, tolerating temperatures down to about -10°c[184]. It requires some protection such as a warm wall when grown outdoors in Britain[200]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[188]. The flowers are slightly scented[245]. Plants produce suckers and these can sometimes be invasive[202]. Pruning can be carried out in early to mid spring. Removing one third of the oldest growth down to ground level rejuvenates the plant and encourages greater flowering[202]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
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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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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