Asiatic jasmine is a fast-growing ground cover that produces small, white fragrant flowers. It grows quickly and can become invasive if not trimmed back. Asiatic jasmine can be propagated from plugs or from cuttings. If you have an established area, using plugs will result in faster growth and establishment of new areas. However, if your initial growth is smaller and won't support the taking of plugs, it can be easily propagated from cuttings.
Take a 12-by-12 inch plug from an existing established Asiatic jasmine planting. Take the plug from inside the established planting. The jasmine should grow in to fill the hole.
Use a sharp shovel to dig out 3 to 5 inches of the roots in the plug.
Plant the plug in the area where you would like to establish new jasmine.
Fill the hole in the original established planting with sand to encourage new growth. Both sections should fill in fairly quickly.
Take cuttings from the established jasmine. Take the cuttings as close to the ground as possible.
Dip the cut ends in rooting hormone. Rooting hormone will encourage faster root growth.
Place the cuttings with rooting hormone in water. After several weeks, the roots should have grown to around an inch long.
Transplant jasmine to small pots after rooting. Use a sterile potting soil at first and make sure the soil is moist, but not too wet. Peat pots (2- or 3-inch diameter) are ideal because you can later plant them directly in the ground.
After a few weeks, the root structures should be strong enough to transplant into your garden.
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