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Climber Wall ShrubConservatory Greenhouse

Jasminum polyanthum dark red-leaved

Vigorous, evergreen twining climber about 3m tall, with purple-flushed dark green leaves composed of leaflets with slender points, and bearing dark pink buds opening to very fragrant, often pale pink flushed white flowers to 2cm across, in late winter or early spring in a warm greenhouse or conservatory; from spring to early summer in warm climates

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink White Purple Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Purple Green
Winter Pink White Purple Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Oleaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
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

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

In frost-free climates grow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. In cold areas suits container cultivation in a frost-free location such as a conservatory or cold greenhouse. See jasmine cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layer in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Climber and wall shrubs
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

Thin old, flowered and overcrowded stems after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free when grown under cover in a container

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