Gardening

Jasminum grandiflorum, plant that can be enjoyed on bars or walls

Jasminum grandiflorum also known as Spanish Jasmine, Spanish Jasmine, Odorous Jasmine, Brown Jasmine or Royal Jasmine . It belongs to the Oleaceae family and is native to northwestern Africa and southern Arabia.

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Jasminum grandiflorum characteristics

It is a shrub-like plant that takes considerable dimensions.

The leaves are evergreen, green, opposite 5 to 7 ovate leaflets of 2 cm in length, the terminal being larger and the lateral ones in flattened rachis.

The flowers are white and perfumed. And although they are usually short-lived, flowering is continuous from late spring to early fall.

Jasminum grandiflorum care

It is a species that is used in bars, lattices, pergolas, walls in the garden and as free hedges thanks to its abundant flowering.

It requires sun or semi-shade. But he likes being in full sun better.

It is not a plant that resists much cold, so it only supports up to -6˚C. So it should be protected.

As for the soil, it should preferably be sandy or limestone, well drained and rich in organic matter.

In addition, it is convenient to hold it, since it cannot do it naturally.

Watering should be frequent in the summer and the rest of the year requires less.

For the compost it is not demanding, but it appreciates the organic matter.

Pruning should  be done to give it shape and so that it can grow vigorously.

The pests that could damage it are the mealybug and aphids. And with regard to diseases, it does not usually present if it is located in the sun and excess water is avoided.

It is propagated by means of wooden stakes with leaves. Which should be taken at the end of the summer and immediately put to root in the greenhouse. They can even multiply by layers or suckers.

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The infusion of its flowers is used in popular medicine as a sedative and for headaches. While its essential oils are used in the production of perfumes.

What do you think of this beautiful specimen? Do you like it? Do you know it? There is no doubt that it would be convenient to have it in a place where you can enjoy its aroma, since it usually predominates in the sunsets.

Images courtesy of: Jesús Cabrera , Robra shotography

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