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Jasminum mesnyi – Japanese Jasmine


Jasminum mesnyi (Japanese jasmine Primrose jasmine)

is a frost hardy perennial semi-evergreen vine with yellow flowers in early Spring, early Summer, late Spring and mid Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are trumpet shaped.

It looks best in Spring and Summer.


Jasminum mesnyi grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 9 (very alkaline ranges from 8.6 to 9). It is adapted to chalk, clay, loam and sand soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a plant has an ultimate height of 2.4m / 8ft and spread of 4.6m / 15ft.


It has green leaves. They are llanceolate in shape.


A strong pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.


Arbor or trellis, city courtyard garden, cottage informal garden, flowering shrub, small garden/space, specimen/accent plant, bank and slope, attracting adult butterflies and fragrance.


Propagation techniques include cuttings and ground layer.


China (Southwestern).




5 responses

  1. The scent it can be very strong, depends what variety one have.
    I had an Japanese variety Jasmin bush ( White flowers ) planted at the front gates on my other house I build it some 20 YEARS EGO, just 50 km from where I live now….Boy oh boy, the scent of it, it used to get me dozy sometimes 😀

    May 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

  2. 🙂 Jasmine is the flower of Damascus

    May 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    • didnt know..And the main flower deco of my porch 🙂 such a sweet scent esp. in hot summer nights,love it

      May 20, 2013 at 2:54 am

      • have never attempted to grow any but love the heavy scents, right now the air is filled with lilac scent, lovely 🙂

        i might give it a go in a container for porch

        May 20, 2013 at 3:08 am

      • it’s actually called “the rose of Damascus” 🙂

        May 20, 2013 at 3:09 am

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