Jasminum Species, Winter Jasmine

Jasminum nudiflorum

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Jasminum (JAZ-mih-num) (Info)
Species: nudiflorum (noo-dee-FLOR-um) (Info)



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade




Foliage Color:

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama

Pleasant Hill, California

San Francisco, California

East Haddam, Connecticut

Ocala, Florida

Dallas, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Beverly, Massachusetts

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Saint Louis, Missouri

Carson City, Nevada

Jersey City, New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Albuquerque, New Mexico

New York City, New York

Clemmons, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina(2 reports)

Lewisville, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Statesville, North Carolina

Enid, Oklahoma

Salem, Oregon

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Dallas, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Goldthwaite, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Arlington, Virginia

SOUTHWORTH, Washington

Shoreline, Washington

Stanwood, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 27, 2017, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

It makes a wonderfully warm and golden mass in the dead of winter. It really shines when everything is bare. I bring the flower branches in doors. I don't think they last a long time and have no fragrance but I still like them. It makes a dense green mount when its not blooming the rest of the yr. I've rarely seen it in the store or in the garden. This plant should be more popular.


On Jan 19, 2016, nothingfails from YAMBOL UPPER THRACE,
Bulgaria (Zone 7b) wrote:

Nice vibrant flowers on warm winter days but very messy and invasive. Had to dig it out from a central position to make room for nicer plants.


On Sep 14, 2015, wendymadre from Petersburg, VA wrote:

Winter jasmine flourishes in m Zone 7A garden in south central Virginia. I planted a small, maybe 6-inch pot that had been given to me by another gardener about fifteen years ago, into a roughly five-gallon clay pot next to a screen porch, some full sun but not all day. The clay pot eventually broke, but the jasmine has rooted in the ground and continues to thrive. I recently dug up two dozen starts that had rooted in the mulch over some landscape fabric. Last winter's unusual cold (down below zero briefly--very rare these days) didn't faze it. It blooms in the winter, but as others have commented, it has no fragrance, alas. There is a positive article about it online which comments on how it is an excellent choice to spill over a retaining wall.


On Feb 1, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The hardiest of jasmines, and unfortunately it has no fragrance.

I'm still figuring out how to use this well in the garden here in Boston Z6a. In some years the buds blast from the deep freezes, and in others they escape unscathed to bloom in the warmer spells of our winters. I've seen it in bloom here as early as December.

This plant is tough as nails, and a hunk ripped out of a planting in midsummer will easily adjust to a new home. I will grow in heavy shade and in difficult dry shade, though I don't know how well it blooms there. The weeping stems don't get taller than about 2', but they root where they touch the ground and form a dense groundcover. Spread isn't rapid here. They are well placed at the top of a retaining wall where they can hang down attra... read more


On Mar 16, 2013, Daveal7 from Anacortes, WA wrote:

Yellow, winter blooming Jasmine starts blooming in November and is still blooming in March, now. It is great to have blooms all winter long. (like Sarcococca)
But no fragance, just bright yellow flowers.
It starts from cuttings easily.
We grow it in 2 places here on Guemes Island in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, near the Canadian Border.


On Aug 24, 2012, QuercusAlba from Beverly, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This vigorous evergreen with habit intermediate between vine and shrub is dependably hardy in coastal Massachusetts. Placed against a sunny south-facing wall, it will bloom in late winter and earliest spring, well before forsythia; in mild winters, the flowers start appearing in February!


On Feb 14, 2012, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grows vigorously and beautifully in zone 6b with bright yellow flowers from about December thru March even after the hottest summer ever in the United States and after record cold spells for our zone (minus 23 degrees) last winter.


On Dec 1, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

The first color in winter, often blooming as the last feverfew is giving up the ghost. Looks especially lovely with a light snowfall. I agree it should be planted where it can sprawl, mine is against a pasture fence which is leans on and through. I also plan to move some to a hillside area for a mounding effect.


On Feb 22, 2008, tompope from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

A beautiful, durable, versatile plant definitely deserving of a place in at least some gardens. It forms a mounding, spreading, cascading shrub with hundreds of long, stringy green stems arching indefinitely from the crown. It grows fast, and the branches root where they touch the ground, so it can actually become a bit of a nuisance, and should be carefully considered when planting. Frankly, it's usually not an appropriate choice for a small space or an especially tidy yard. Often best to take advantage of its hardiness and sprawling habit by planting where it can either spill down a bank or a wall, or clamber up and through a fence or other structure. The green stems and small, glossy summer foliage look good all the time, and the yellow flowers are earlier and softer in color than ... read more


On Jan 10, 2003, MaryE from Baker City, OR (Zone 5b) wrote:

Spreads by rooting where new shoots touch the ground.
Will cascade over a wall or if trained on a trellis can grow to 15 ft.


On Nov 23, 2001, Baa wrote:

A useful winter interest shrub from Western China.

Has entire (smooth edged), dark green, pinnate leaves divided into 3 leaflets on arching stems. Bears butter yellow, solitary flowers prior to the leaves returning.

Flowers November to February.

Likes a well drained, fertile soil in sun or partial shade.

I have seen this plant used in a hedge which is very effective in the dull winter months.

Prune out a quarter of old shoots and cut back flowered stems (after flowering) to younger growth or strong buds.