Pink Jasmine, White Jasmine
Native to southeastern China, pink jasmine has become naturalized in Australia and New Zealand, where in some areas it is considered an invasive species. It is not found in the wild in North America, though it is popular with gardeners.
Identification: Plants produce twining vines that can reach 20' (6.1 m). Leaves occur in groups of 5-7, each 2-4" (5-10 cm) long and ½-1" (1.3-2.5 cm) wide. They are dark green on top, lighter on the bottom, narrow and somewhat wavy, with smooth edges. Vines form profuse pink buds that open into five-petaled white flowers with a wonderful scent. Flowers are about ¾" (2 cm) in diameter. Berries are black, ⅛-⅜" (6-11 mm) around.
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|Plant||Plants produce twining vines that can reach 20' (6.1 m).||Shrubs or vines up to 20-118" (50-300 cm) high.|
|Flowers||Profuse pink buds that open into five-petaled ¾" (2 cm) white flowers with a wonderful scent.||White, waxy-looking, ¾-1" (2-3 cm) in diameter, with 5-9 lobes. Flowers form on the ends of branches, in clusters of 3-12. They open at night, released a strong, pleasant scent, and turn somewhat pink as they age.|
|Leaves||In groups of 5-7, each 2-4" (5-10 cm) long and ½-1" (1.3-2.5 cm) wide. They are dark green on top, lighter on the bottom, somewhat wavy, with smooth edges.||Oval in shape, with sharp tips, 1½-5" (4-12 cm) × ¾-3" (2-7.5 cm). Leaf stems are ¹/₁₆-⅛" (2-6 mm) long. They are smooth and shiny.|
|Fruit||Black, ⅛-⅜" (6-11 mm) around.||Purple to black berries ⅜" (1 cm) in diameter.|
USDA Zones: 8-11
USDA Zones: 9-11
Jasminum polyanthum in Paghat's Garden
Jasminum polyanthum on Wikipedia
Jasminum polyanthum on floridata.com
Jasminum polyanthum on Desert-tropicals.com
Jasminum polyanthum on eFloras
Jasminum polyanthum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 2 Jan 2019.
Range: Zones 8-11: