Plant Care for a Jasmine

Overview

Jasmine is a flowering shrub that can reach heights of up to 15 feet. Jasmine is best known for its white flowers which have a unique, sweet fragrance. While often found in tropical climates, jasmine can grow nearly anywhere that has warm summers. Jasmine is generally easy to care for, but it requires special attention in the young stages to grow up strong and healthy. With the proper care, jasmine plants can live for several years.

Step 1

Plant the jasmine in a weed-free spot that gets at least four full hours of direct sunlight.

Step 2

Tie the jasmine to a stake with string if it appears to be young and unstable. Without the proper support, the plant may not grow to its full potential.

Step 3

Keep the soil moist at all times.

Step 4

Prune the plant once per year in early spring with a pair of gardening shears. Prune it just enough so the plant is even on all sides. Not only does this improve the appearance, but it also causes the plant to branch out and become more full.

Step 5

Fertilize the plant once immediately after the pruning and once again in July. A fertilizer that is high in phosphorous is best for jasmine plants. Since all fertilizers are different, follow the directions on your particular product to achieve the best results.

Things You'll Need

  • Stakes
  • String
  • Water
  • Gardening shears
  • Fertilizer

References

  • BackyardGardener.com: Jasmine
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