Jasminum sambac, commonly known as the Arabian jasmine, is a species of jasmine native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighboring India. It is widely cultivated for its attractive and sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers are also used for perfumes and for making tea.
In the Garden
This bushy vine or scrambling shrub has intensely fragrant little white flowers that bloom year-round in warmer climates. The flowers open at night and close in the morning, fading to pink as they age. Widely grown throughout the tropics as an ornamental plant and for its strongly scented flowers. Wonderful container plant.
- Blooms from early Summer through to Fall
- Reaches 6-8 ft. tall, 3-4 ft. wide.
Caring & Growing
USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 – 10
The jasmine shrub prefers full sun, at least 6 hour of sun light, but it will tolerate partially shaded conditions.
Perform best in well-drained, enriched soil. Organic compost can be added into the soil during planting to increase the moisture retention.
Requires regular watering for optimum growth. Keep the soil evenly moist through the growing season.
Feed with a balanced fertilizer in spring.
Prune after flowering to keep the plants thinned and shaped.