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A Floridata Plant Profile 552 Jasminum polyanthum

Common Names: winter jasmine, pink jasmine Family: Oleaceae (olive Family)

Pink Jasmine


Fast growing twining vine with glossy, compound leaves and very fragrant white flowers in late winter and spring, preceded by delicate pink buds. Flowering is usually prolific, and growth is rampant. Vines reach a height of about 20'.


Native to southeastern China. Pink jasmine, Jasminum polyanthum, is a popular landscape and greenhouse plant.


Light: Sun to part shade. Moisture: Average moisture. Hardiness: USDA Zones 8 - 11. This jasmine is evergreen in frost-free climates. Can survive temperatures as low as 20 F.
Propagation: By seed. Also by suckers.
Propagation: By seed. Also by suckers.


In warmer climates, pink jasmine can be used freely to cover walls and high fences, to grow on arbors, or train up any surface where a verdant cover is desirable. This is especially nice grown around windows, where it can provide a visual frame and where its heavenly scent can waft inside.


Easy to grow, scrambling, fast growing vine. Evergreen in frost- free zones. Long blooming season with pink buds and exceedingly fragrant white flowers.


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Jasminum species profiled on Floridata:

Jasminum mesnyi

( primrose jasmine, Chinese jasmine )

Jasminum multiflorum

( downy jasmine, star jasmine )

Jasminum nitidum

( star jasmine, angelwing jasmine, confederate jasmine, eindmill jasmine )

Jasminum nudiflorum

( winter jasmine, hardy jasmine )

Jasminum polyanthum

( winter jasmine, pink jasmine )

Jasminum sambac

( Arabian jasmine )

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