• 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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  • 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. 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

  • 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)




  • 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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