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Care and pruning of jasmine

Care and pruning of jasmine

Jasmine It is grown as much for its intense fragrance as for the bright yellow or white flowers that cover the vines. While summer jasmine (Jasminum officinale and J. grandiflorum) enjoys a sunny location, winter jasmine (J. nudiflorum) prefers a shady location. Plant where you can best enjoy the fragrance, as well as hummingbirds and butterflies that will cluster around your flowers. With good jasmine care and pruning, you will have attractive plants that bloom freely, allowing you to enjoy these benefits for longer.

When to prune jasmine

When the young plants begin to produce new growth, begin to pinch the top half inch of the stems by squeezing them between your fingernail and finger.
Pinching the tips, especially in the first two years, promotes rapid growth and lush foliage. Pinch off the lateral stems as well as the vertical main stem.

Summer jasmine blooms in summer and early fall, and winter jasmine blooms in late winter and early spring on vines that developed in the previous season. Prune them immediately after they bloom to give the vines time to develop growth for the next blooming season. If you prune them before they bloom, you'll end up cutting off the buds and they won't be able to bloom.

How to prune jasmine

Once you've determined when to prune your jasmine based on what variety you have, it helps to know how to prune your jasmine. Here are the steps for cutting jasmine plants:

Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased stems. This will keep the vine in good condition and prevent the spread of disease.


Remove tangled stems and old stems that are no longer producing flowers. Keeping the vine free of tangled masses improves the appearance and facilitates the care of the vine. If you find a difficult tangle, remove the stem in sections rather than trying to free it.

Remove stems that grow away from the support structure. You can control the direction of new growth by pruning just above the stem of a leaf that is growing in the direction you want the vine to grow.

Shorten the stems to keep the vine within the confines of the trellis or gazebo. You'll find that proper annual pruning care for jasmine makes a huge difference to its appearance and the amount of care the vines require.


The care and pruning of jasmine is essential. Jasmine is considered an easy plant to grow once it is properly installed.

Pruning a jasmine is an easy thing to do, and as the plants progress, the jasmine is not afraid of being cut back regularly. Pruning helps keep the jasmine dense and dense, and it also encourages blooming and abundant flowers.

Jasmine pruning:

  • Maintenance pruning is recommended regularly (dead branches, general conformation).
  • Every 2 to 3 years, reshape your bush to maintain a tight, dense silhouette.
  • Prune after flowering.
  • Depending on the climate, jasmine may lose some or all of its leaves during winter, this is normal.

Jasmine watering:

  • In pots, it is good to water when the soil is dry, regularly but without soaking it.
  • A thick mulch helps save on watering and keeps the soil fresh.
  • It is recommended to add fertilizer in spring and summer, more or less twice a month.

Health benefits of jasmine

Jasmine flowers are known to relieve nervous tension, induce sleep, and decrease spasmodic coughing. A strongly scented mixture is obtained after macerating the jasmine flowers in oil. This can be used as rubbing oil against pain due to nerve paralysis.

With all this you already know what is necessary, now you can carry out the care and pruning of the jasmine in your garden.

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