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Jasminum nitidum

 
Jasminum nitidum
star jasmine; confederate jasmin
Jasminum nitidum

Common name star jasmine; confederate jasmin
Family oleaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z10-11)
Flowers white (late spring-summer)
Size 2-4'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Woody vine native to Papua New Guinea that is usually pruned into a small shrub in the landscape. Its top growth is hopelessly tender, standing no chance even in Houston's mild winters, but in zone 8 growth is likely to return from the roots. So far we're enjoying the white spidery flowers that emerge every morning from elongated purple buds and last only a day, along with the attractive glossy-green pointy leaves – we'll worry about future years' performance in due time.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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