• 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

Jasminum officinale f. affine

large-flowered jasmine

large-flowered jasmine

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  • Other common names large-flowered jasmine

  • Synonyms Jasminum affine
    Jasminum grandiflorum misapplied

    Jasminum officinale 'Affine'
    Jasminum officinale 'Grandiflorum'
    Jasminum officinale L. var. grandiflorum hort.

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  • 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

  • Family Oleaceae / Oleaceae

  • Details J. officinale f. affine is a vigorous twining shrub with pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant, pink-tinged white flowers 4cm across, opening in summer from pink buds


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower



  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation To bring out the sweet fragrance of the flowers, the ideal planting position should be warm, sunny and sheltered but it will cope with partial shade and colder positions provided the soil is well-drained

Propagation Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Ground Cover Low Maintenance Coastal

How to care

Pruning Prune out thin, old shoots after flowering

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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