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Radermachera kunming

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Dwarf Tree Jasmine (Radermachera kunming) at Roger's Gardens

Dwarf Tree Jasmine flowers

Dwarf Tree Jasmine flowers

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  10a

Other Names:  Peep Thong

Description:

A small tree or shrub producing clusters of trumpet-like, creamy pink flowers with yellow centers, that are very fragrant; blooms heaviest in summer and occasionally year round; a great patio pot plant that also does well indoors

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Tree Jasmine features showy clusters of fragrant shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with gold centers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Tree Jasmine is a multi-stemmed evergreen tropical plant with a more or less rounded form. 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 is a relatively low maintenance tropical plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Tree Jasmine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

This plant is native to the tropics and prefers growing in moist environments with evenly warm conditions all year round. In our climate, it is usually grown as an outdoor annual in the garden or in a container. If you want it to survive the winter, it can be brought in to the house and provided with special care, and then returned to the garden the following season. In its preferred tropical habitat, as a shrub it can grow to be around 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. However, when grown as an annual or when overwintered indoors, it can be expected to perform quite differently, and its exact height and spread will depend on many factors; you may wish to consult with our experts as to how it might perform in your specific application and growing conditions.

This tropical plant does best in full sun to partial shade. 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. This species is not originally from North America..

Dwarf Tree Jasmine makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. 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
Accent  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features