Dwarf Tree Jasmine, Peep Thong 'Kunming'


Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Radermachera (rad-er-MOK-er-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kunming



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


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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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer




Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Lafayette, California

Redondo Beach, California

Apopka, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Brandon, Florida

Cape Coral, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Miami, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Deer Park, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 16, 2016, td1026 from Groveland, FL wrote:

I really do like this plant as I find the flowers and foliage geometrically intricate and beautiful. The flowers look similar to those of the garlic vine among others, so not the most unique of flowers, but the leaves and flowers together make an interesting display. It is a rather slow growing plant. I have mine in a pot on the back porch so I wonder if it would grow faster in the ground. It's been in this pot for a few years now and has not grown much bigger at all. It is rather cold hardy for a zone 10 plant with only minor tip burn from temperatures of 29-30 degrees, no defoliation or die back. Blooms heavily when it warms up and bloom periods are kind of like flushes. I had placed this plant in full sun on the back deck but the foliage looked crinkled and curled even though the plant ... read more


On Oct 31, 2012, happy_girl from Redondo Beach, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

Bought this dwarf tree at an online nursery and it is doing very well. I love the little flowers even though the scent is very light. The leaves have a beautiful shape. It's about 3 feet right now.


On May 23, 2012, Haleakala from Houston, TX wrote:

Its a gorgeous plant I found at Lowes in NW Houton (Zone 9). I placed it against a west facing brick wall along with my Confederate Jasmine. The combination of scents is excellent for my retirement/patio home of 55+ with the sidewalk meandering by. My assumption is that during our occasional freezes, I will simply cover it with a sheet and place a light bulb/extension cord near it to help endure a freeze. Queen Palms grow fantastically here, although we had two severe freezes in a row. All the freeze damage has recovered quickly as I assume the dwarf jasmine would do. Will keep you posted on its progress.


On Mar 30, 2012, debkwood from Deer Park, TX wrote:

The reason you cannot grow this plant is because your zone is too cold.....Its a zone 10 plant.Thats why the neg. feedback.


On Nov 21, 2009, Happy7 from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

I purchased one of these beautiful trees at the beginning of this year from Jesse Durko's nursery in Davie, Florida. It is such a special plant and naturally makes a lovely sort of spiral form with it's branches. The flowers come in bunches and the perfume is exquisite. Unfotunately I think my tree now has white fly so I am going to use a systemic on it. It has been so trouble free and perfect up until now and I just hope this cures the problem - the leaves are all looking like those of an aluminium plant! I highly recommend this tree if you can avoid this problem. Perhaps it does better bugwise in full sun rather than partial shade.


On Oct 1, 2008, astcgirl from Brandon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I don't know why there is only a negative review on this plant. I for one love it. I have it growing in a pot in half shade and this year it bloomed very well for me. I don't pay it any special treatment, other than watering it with my other plants and throwing on a fertilizer once in a while when I remember. It seems to go through flushes, as soon as one flush has finished a new one appears within a week. Beautiful fragrance, although I need to put my nose right into the plant to smell it, but it is lovely. I have had no problems with disease or bugs and that is a big plus here in Florida where planting anything has it's problems. So a big A+ from me for this plant. I love it.


On Jul 30, 2008, Redlory from Elkhorn, WI wrote:

I have now murdered three dwarf tree jasmines. They are a gorgeous plant, even young and not blooming. They naturally look like a trained bonsai, and the leaves are very attractive. My problem is, they grow well for a year, then one day, I go out to the greenhouse, and the plant is collapsed. The next day it is all yellowed, and the next day, it is dead. It looks like a fungus attack.

This never happens the day after watering, and I have no forewarning. Now, growing it has become an obsession. I have always planted it in a sharply draining tropical mix and watered with collected rain water. Can anyone help? I'm on a waiting list for my next victim. Thanks.