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Jasminum nitidum

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Angel Wing Jasmine (Jasminum nitidum) at Roger's Gardens

Angel Wing Jasmine flowers

Angel Wing Jasmine flowers

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Angel Wing Jasmine (Jasminum nitidum) at Roger's Gardens

Angel Wing Jasmine

Angel Wing Jasmine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  10a

Brand:  Monrovia

Description:

A beautiful, shrubby, vine-like groundcover producing an abundance of large, fragrant, white flowers with purple undersides; excellent for spilling out of containers, or using as a filler between shrubs.

Ornamental Features

Angel Wing Jasmine is covered in stunning fragrant white spider-like flowers with a purple reverse held atop the branches from early to late summer, which emerge from distinctive indian red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage. The glossy narrow leaves remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Angel Wing Jasmine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Angel Wing Jasmine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Angel Wing Jasmine will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This species is not originally from North America.

Angel Wing Jasmine makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features