Jasminum nudiflorum or Winter Jasmine, is a slender, deciduous shrub native to China. It is grown for its winter flowers and nice, "waterfall" habit.
It has arching green shoots and opposite, pinnate, dark green leaves. Each leaf is divided into three oval-oblong leaflets which are about 3 cm long. The solitary flowers have six petals and are bright yellow, about 1 cm across, appearing in the leaf axils.
Culture and Use
Winter Jasmine likes full sun or partial shade and is hardy. In cooler climates, it is often grown so that it cascades over stone walls, which helps provide reflected heat and allow the plant to bloom on cooler days.
It tolerates hard pruning and should be pruned in spring immediately after flowering, regular pruning will help to prevent bare patches. This species of Jasmine can be grown as a bonsai.
It is easily propagated by layering.
Pests, Diseases, and other Problems
- Cottony Camellia Scale: Pulvinaria floccifera
- Indian wax scale: Ceroplastes ceriferus
- Banded Greenhouse Thrips: Hercinothrips femoralis
- Broad mite: Polyphagotarsonemus latus
Cranshaw, Whitney (2004). Garden Insects of North America. Princeton University Press. pp. 601.