How to Plant White Jasmine


Jasmine's distinctive scent is used in essential oils and other applications where pleasant scent is desired. Adding white jasmine, also called common jasmine, to your flower garden adds an attractive, flowering plant and an attractive (if you enjoy the scent of jasmine) fragrance to the area. As long as you live in a warm regions where winters are mild and the ground does not freeze, you should have good success keeping these outdoors. In colder areas, you can also enjoy white jasmine--but you'll need to plant it in a container so you can easily bring it indoors during cold weather.

Step 1

Choose a spot in your garden (or a spot to place the container, if you are going that route) that gets full sun. Partial shade is OK, too, according to Clemson University's agricultural extension, but the area should be warm. Make sure the area you choose is large enough to accommodate this plant--Clemson advises that white jasmine grows to about 10 to 15 feet tall (although you can keep it shorter through pruning) and needs to be spaced 8 feet apart if you plant more than one.

Step 2

Dig a hole for the white jasmine. suggests making the hole twice as large as the root ball and then soaking the hole with water. Allow the water to soak in and then add soil addendums, such as peat moss (to help keep the roots moister longer).

Step 3

Remove the plant from its container, if applicable. Place the jasmine into the hole and scoop in soil all around the root ball. When the hole is filled and the plant is steady, press the dirt down (with your hands, your feet, or the back of the shovel) to firm it up around the plant.

Step 4

Water the newly planted jasmine well with your garden hose. Note that you may need to add extra soil after doing this, as the water will compress it. If you wish, and you feel your soil is poor, you may add a root starter fertilizer at this time to give the jasmine a good start for developing new roots.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Garden hose
  • Root starter fertilizer
  • Planter (if planting jasmine as a potted plant)


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