Indian jasmine is a very beautiful fragrant climbing vine that blooms all summer long.
Short list of Indian Jasmine facts
Name – Trachelospermum jasminoides
Family – Apocynceae or dogbane
Type – climbing shrub
Height – 16 feet (5 m)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – well-drained
Foliage – evergreen
Flowering – June to October
Here are the practices that will help you have beautiful blooming.
- If you’re looking for advice on winter jasmine, often used for growing indoors, follow this link.
Planting Indian jasmine
Indian jasmine is planted indifferently in fall or in spring.
Apart from these two periods, avoid at any cost days of high temperatures or of freezing cold.
Make the most of its smooth jasmine fragrance, and set it up near a passageway or a window so that you may benefit with all your senses, not only the eyes!
- Follow our advice on planting shrubs.
Preparing Indian jasmine cuttings is rather easy, it is performed in spring.
- Read our advice on preparing cuttings for Indian jasmine.
Planting, pruning, and caring for Indian jasmine
No pruning is formally required but an annual makeover at the end of winter will enhance blooming.
If you wish to balance the shape or reduce the size of your plant, do it at the end of winter or at the very beginning of spring.
Learn more about Indian jasmine
Its inflorescence is very beautiful and its evergreen leafage lasts all year long. It is a relatively hardy climbing vine.
This beautiful climbing shrub is easy to care for and maintaining it is a breeze.
It is perfectly suited to covering a wall, but also makes for great ground cover or pot arrangement material.
Note that if you grow it in a pot it will stay small.
At the beginning, attach your Indian jasmine to a lattice because it has trouble starting off, but afterwards it will wind around on its own.
Smart tip about Indian jasmine
If you’re hoping for it to climb, help it out at the beginning because it isn’t quite good at attaching itself at the start.