9 TYPES of JASMINE - Names, Characteristics and Photos

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For lovers of leafy, robust bushes and climbers with spectacular flowering we bring, here at Ecologista Verde, this article about the different types of jasmine that we can find to decorate and give a wild and magical air to our garden. These small flowers with an exquisite aroma will delight all those who seek to provide their homes with a different and lively space. This is one of our favorite plants, so we hope you enjoy this selection and that you are encouraged to get one to enjoy its spectacular results. Take note of the jasmine classification and find out which one you like best for your home.

Jasminum officinale or common jasmine

The common jasmine, also known colloquially as white jasmine it is one of the most cultivated species. It is made up of bouquets of white and highly perfumed flowers, ideal for sowing both in soil and in pots. It needs regular watering and annual pruning to improve its growth and flowering. It prefers sunny areas and does not withstand frost well. This species is used for infusions thanks to its properties against anxiety and stress.

Here we explain more about How to care for a jasmine plant in your garden.

Solanum jasminoides or false jasmine

This shrub is a type of climbing jasmine evergreen, it supports temperature changes well, so we will not have to protect it from frost, as it happens with other types of jasmine. Its stems can be up to five meters long and its leaves are dark green. The flowering period of the fake jasmine begins in spring with clusters of terminal lilac, bluish, or white flowers.

Gardenia jasminoide or Cape Jasmine

East bush-type jasmine It is one of the most used for indoor cultivation. Very recognizable thanks to its large solitary flowers, as they are more isolated than in other types of jasmine that are in bouquets, which are white and perfumed. This plant also has medium-sized and elongated leaves. Its flowering time is in summer. The cape jasmine prefers acidic soils and a humid environment so it requires constant watering.

Trachelospermum jasminoides or star jasmine

It is also known as milk jasmine and also like others, fake jasmine. It comes from East Asia, specifically China and Japan. This jasmine with woody stems and glossy leaves is found within the types of creeper jasmine, widely used to cover lattices and decorate walls for its abundant and perfumed flowering. It prefers sunny or semi-shady areas to grow and it is advisable, with the arrival of frost, to protect them as much as possible.

Jasminum azoricum or Azores jasmine

This jasmine also belongs to the types of creeper jasmine. Its leaves are evergreen and its white star-shaped flowers are very aromatic. Its flowering time occurs in spring and it prefers sunny areas. The jasmine from the azores it does not resist frost well so it is recommended to protect it from the cold. It is also highly recommended to use guides during its growth to give it a more rigid support until the stems are more woody.

Jasminum nudiflorum or yellow jasmine

Originally from Tibet, this species of jasmine is very easy to recognize thanks to its six-petal flowers and its intense yellow color. Unlike most jasmine, yellow jasmine does not emit any type of odor. It is easy to maintain as it does not require constant watering and prefers sunny places to grow. Another species commonly known in many places as yellow jasmine is the call Jasminum mesnyi or Jasminum nudiflorum and it is endemic to China.

If you like this the jasmine color Jasminum nudiflorum, discover in this other article by Green Ecologist about Yellow jasmine care.

Jasminum grandiflorum or royal jasmine

Another of the types of creeper jasmine is he royal jasmine, one of the best known and used. Coming from Arabia, it is also known as Spanish jasmine and is a perennial type. In addition, it can reach ten meters in height and its flowers up to five centimeters. With a long flowering period that begins in summer and goes until the beginning of winter, it has white and highly perfumed flowers. It is a fairly drought-resistant species.

Polyanthum jasmine or Chinese jasmine or climbing jasmine

Coming from China, hence its common name, belongs to the climbing jasmine which can reach five meters in height. Its leaves are dark green and its stem is thin. Widely used to cover pergolas, walls and other surfaces, it has a spectacular spring flowering. These have the colors of jasmine and a pleasant aroma. Over the Chinese jasmine careIt should be borne in mind that it prefers humid and semi-shady areas. It can also be planted in a pot.

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Stephanotis floribunda or Madagascar Jasmine

To finish we talk about Madagascar jasmine, which has flowers somewhat different from the rest. It's about a kind of jasmine with long and somewhat broad leaves of an intense green color. Its flowers are white, highly perfumed and larger than those of other species and somewhat elongated, with a somewhat flared shape. This plant blooms in spring and the flowers can last until fall if it is an area with good weather.

In this Green Ecologist's gardening guide we reveal the care of Madagascar jasmine.

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