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Jasminum parkeri
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A small, slow growing shrub to just 30cm with congested branches forming a dense evergreen mound of tiny dark green leaves. Small, fragrant, flat yellow flowers appear in early summer, followed by green-tinged white berries

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained, Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green White Green
Autumn Green White Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Oleaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
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

Plant range
NW India

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How to grow

Cultivation

Ideal for a rock garden, or border in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade Borderline hardy so a sheltered position is required

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and mealybugs under glass

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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