Jasmine hedge


Jasmine is an evergreen perennial shrub that belongs to the Oleaceae family, to the Jasminium genus, which includes over two hundred species native to the Mediterranean, the Middle East and some Asian countries such as China. I Arab means “gift of god”, and in many countries of Arab culture it is associated with purity and femininity, it is no coincidence that jasmine flowers are chosen for floral ornaments at weddings. This plant is characterized by climbing stems that can reach considerable heights and abundant blooms, consisting of small white five-petalled flowers, which in some varieties can take on a light pink or light yellow color, grouped in clusters. The leaves are small and very intense dark green.

jasmine hedge in bloom” width=”745″ height=”497″ longdesc=”/giardino/rampicanti/siepe-di-gelsomino.asp”>Jasmine can be grown both in pots and directly in the ground, leaving supports or grills available for the plant that will allow it to climb and expand. Some species are more suitable for cultivation in pots, such as Jasminum grandiflorum, while for example Jasminum officinale is more suitable as a climbing plant. For a jasmine hedge, on the other hand, the common jasmine is indicated, which is very resistant even to low temperatures and therefore indicated in exposed places throughout the winter. Being an evergreen plant it guarantees after abundant blooms, a very dense hedge with an intense green. The plant does not require special care and is therefore also suitable for those who do not have much time to devote to the care of the garden.

Care and attention for jasmine

Despite being a very resistant plant, jasmine needs some care in order to grow well, strong and luxuriant, expressing its best in dense fragrant hedges. Jasmine plants must be planted in poorly ventilated, sunny and bright areas, so if kept in pots they must be next to a source of direct light, such as a window or a stained glass window. Plants found in parks or gardens are usually species suitable to withstand the winter periods, otherwise they must be sheltered from frost, even by covering the roots with insulating layers of leaves and bark. just as it survives harsh winters well, it also bears periods of drought, and does not require abundant watering but suffers from stagnation of water, which can also lead to the death of the plant.

Jasmine hedge: The jasmine hedge

Being a plant with a very vigorous and intense growth, the hedges above all but also the climbing species must be regularly pruned. Pruning must take place at the end of flowering, and must eliminate all the branches that grow in a disorderly way to allow the plant to have the desired shape, in the case of hedges and in any case an orderly and non-invasive appearance. Pruning also serves to eliminate weaker or diseased branches that can, over time, compromise the entire plant. The climbing jasmine as well as pruned can also be tied to supports or grids to allow homogeneous growth along the entire dedicated structure. Finally, particular attention must be paid to jasmine parasites that could compromise the entire hedge.

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