Jasminum mesnyi - Primrose Jasmine

  • Stunning when in flower, this medium sized arching shrub is native to China. From February onwards (often until the end of April) pretty, 3 lobed, dark green leaves and masses of bright yellow flowers open. The slightly scented flowers can reach up to 2 inches wide with double petals. They look like millions of primroses on a shrub. It is very easy to grow and looks best when trained to a wall, or hanging down from a raised bed. It also can be grown in a large pot on the patio, or trained to a pergola / wall. Drought tolerant, preferring full sun. With it being a versatile plant, it is usually hardy enough in mild British climate. 

Also known as: Yellow Jasmine
 Native to:    China
 Family:    Oleaceae - Olive Family
 Habit (UK conditions):  deciduous shrub with an arching habit
 Max size in 10 years (UK conditions):  2 x 2 m
 Main value:   flowers
 Flowers are:   yellow
 Flowering period: February- April
 Autumn coloration:  yellow-pink but not significant
 Preferences: full sun, ideally against a South facing wall, moderate watering
 Hardiness:  half hardy the UK and West and South Europe - it easily survived -8C on our nursery in North Wales
 Known hazards:    none to our knowledge
 Edible uses:  none to our knowledge

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