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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Jasminum azoricum

white Azorean jasmine

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
white Azorean jasmine

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  • Other common names white Azorean jasmine

  • Synonyms Jasminum fluminense misapplied

  • Family Oleaceae

  • Genus Jasminum are evergreen or deciduous shrubs, many climbing by twining stems bearing usually pinnate leaves, and star-shaped white, pink or yellow flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant. Fruit a black berry

  • Details J. azoricum is a twining or scrambling evergreen shrub to 3m or more, with dark green leaves composed of three wavy-edged, ovate leaflets, and fragrant white flowers 2.5cm across, in terminal panicles

  • Plant range Madeira

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Tender, so suits a conservatory or cool greenhouse. Grow in a loam-based compost such as John Innes No 2 in bright filtered light or full light with shade from hot sun. Apply a potassium rich fertiliser such as tomato feed monthly in the growing season. Water less frequently in winter

Propagation Take greenwood cuttings of soft, young growths, taken in early spring and rooted under mist or in two parts sharp sand to one part peat substitutewith bottom heat at 16C (61F)

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Train using the following detail: climbers: training and pruning on planting and once a twining habit is established, pruning is less frequent. Minimal pruning will leave plants looking attractive but some thinning will be needed from time to time, after flowering, to prevent accumulation of weak and older stems. Plants will usually respond to fairly hard cutting back in late winter, but may be slow to recover

Pests Aphids and mealybugs may be a problem under glass

Diseases Usually trouble free

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