How to Care for Flowering Jasmine Plants

Overview

Flowering jasmine is an attractive tropical plant with deep green leaves and white blossoms that are incredibly fragrant, especially at night. There are many different varieties of flowering jasmine, including vines and shrubs. The varying jasmine species bloom at different times throughout the season and some are more cold hardy than others. Do some research about the type of flowering jasmine best suited to your region before you make a purchase.

Step 1

Dig a hole that is twice as wide and the same depth as the container the flowering jasmine is growing in. Add a 2-inch layer of organic compost to the planting hole. Carefully remove the plant and place it into the planting hole. Replace the loosened soil and pat down well.

Step 2

Water until the soil is very moist, but not waterlogged. Add a 2-inch layer of mulch around the flowering jasmine plant to protect the roots and maintain sufficient moisture.

Step 3

Water regularly throughout the growing season, whenever the top 1/2 inch of soil no longer feels moist. This is especially important during the first year, before the flowering jasmine plant has had a chance to become established.

Step 4

Fertilize once per month with a water-soluble fertilizer. Stop fertilizing in early fall to encourage the flowering jasmine plant to prepare for winter dormancy.

Step 5

Prune to maintain an attractive shape and to prevent the flowering jasmine from interfering with other plants in the garden. Stop pruning three to four weeks before the jasmine will bloom to avoid removing developing flower buds. Bloom time will depend upon the variety of flowering jasmine you have chosen.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Organic compost
  • Mulch
  • Water-soluble fertilizer
  • Pruning shears

References

  • Oregon State University Extension: Plant Jasmine to Scent Up Garden Evenings
  • White Flower Farm: Jasmine Plants
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: Crape Jasmine
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Annita Lawson has been working as a freelance writer since 2004. Her work has been published in various web and print outlets, including The Dabbling Mum, A Virtuous Woman, and Pediatrics for Parents. Lawson is pursuing an Associate of Arts degree at Southeast Kentucky Community College. She enjoys sharing all that she has learned about parenting, healthy eating and living a frugal lifestyle.