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PlantFiles: Primrose Jasmine, Chinese Jasmine
Jasminum mesnyi

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Jasminum (JAZ-mih-num) (Info)
Species: mesnyi (MES-nee-eye) (Info)

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14 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AdmiralBill On Apr 8, 2012, AdmiralBill from Serenada, TX wrote:

Georgetown, Tx went through its worst recorded drought and highest heat summer in 2011. My Primrose Jasmine hedge not only kept its leaves and thrived, but even bloomed. I never watered it once. Other trees and shrubs in my yard died.
My wife feels it is invasive because it grows and spreads quickly. But I love it because it is evergreen, hardy, beautiful and has no thorns.
Two years ago I transplanted runners to another area of my yard and only watered them twice. They are now four feet tall and blooming beautifully.
Mine are all planted in semi-shady areas, but I see them around town in full sun and they look great.
Local deer eat everything in site, but not my Primrose Jasmine. In fact, twice does have given birth under its shady recesses.

Positive hnz57txn On Sep 25, 2010, hnz57txn from Kaufman, TX wrote:

Pruning my unruly 7yearold Primrose Jasmine this spring I discovered the foliage has a haunting subtle smell I never noticed, and the woody stems develop roots after prolonged contact with the earth. This plant has survived many seasons of drought, I only water after the black-gumbo earth-cracks can swallow small children and house-hold pets.
A suburban native cottontail rabbit uses the tangled cover to reside in my front yard. Most of my vegetable matter scraps go under the sprawl to either compost or feed the bunny.

Positive Monocromatico On Nov 13, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a resistant shrub, that is being nice to me and is tolerating an awful situation in my window. Anyway, this plant has arched long branches, assuming a fountain shape, but can be grown as a short climber if given support.

It has 3 leaflets per leaf. The flowers are yellow, with 5-10 petals, fragrant.

This plant can be grown on moderately moist, fertile soil, under partial shade. It may tolerate light frosts. Can be propagated by stem cuttings, or just laying the branches on the soil (it develops calousities on some nodes that will root if touch the ground).

My plant is with me for 7 years, and its behaving well, even though not on ideal conditions (cant protect it from midday sun, and its planted on the same container with my succulents, witch means that I cant water it like it needs). It has bloomed twice, so I guess if I give it a better place (if I ever get one), it will get better.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Marysville, California
Fort White, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Panama City Beach, Florida
Quincy, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Henderson, Nevada
Alvin, Texas
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Georgetown, Texas (2 reports)
Houston, Texas
Katy, Texas
Kingsland, Texas
North Zulch, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Disputanta, Virginia

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