My Carolina Jasmine is in full bloom. This is the first year it has been covered in blooms and it is about 4 years old. We planted it near this split rail fence because the vines can exceed 20 feet it length. Also, it needs full sun, which we have plenty of in my back yard. Before you plant your vine, be sure that is where you want it, because they do not transplant well. After it blooms, you can prune back the tips, and during the growing season, prune back any vines that stray from the trellis or fence. If it becomes too top heavy or out of control, you can back to about three feet in the fall to rejuvenate it.
I have to admit, I’ve not been good about fertilizing and pruning, so that may be why I haven’t gotten such good results. But last year, I put lots of compost around the roots, and did the same this spring before it bloomed. Carolina Jasmine blooms in late winter, and early spring. I garden in Georgia, Zone 7, and it may bloom in climates further south in the fall.
Jasmine, to me, is a signature scent of the south. Every day when I am in my garden, I can’t resist stopping and smelling the delicious scent. I wish it bloomed all year.
If you are able to garden in Zone 7 or higher, Carolina Jasmine will be a great addition to your Garden.
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