How to Prune Jasminum


Jasminum, or jasmine, grows rapidly, needs little maintenance once established, and has fragrant flowers. It is usually trained on walls, fences or a trellis, which makes it easier to prune. Jasminum needs minimal pruning to maintain its shape and control its growth.

Step 1

Trim mature jasminum plants with loppers. Shape the top of the plant to make it flat or rounded.

Step 2

Prune back any broken, dead, or diseased branches using loppers or pruning shears. The diameter of the branch will determine which tool you use.

Step 3

Thin the branches on the interior of the plant to let in more sunlight. Prune no more than 1/3 of the internal branching so that bloom production isn't affected.

Step 4

Prune back any vines that are growing awkwardly from the support system or that are intertwining with foliage from other plants.

Things You'll Need

  • Gardening gloves
  • Pruning shears
  • Loppers


  • Pruning Vines and Climbers
  • Jasminum Plant Care
  • Trimming Jasmine
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