Arabian jasmine

Jasminum sambac | Also known as: Mogra, Arabic jasmine, Pikake, Sacred jasmine | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A tender evergreen climber, jasminum sambac is a celebrated member of the genus thanks to its tiny white blossoms that emerge at any time of the year, depending on growing conditions. Commonly called the Arabian jasmine, its blossoms are sometimes tinged pink deep within the sparse whorls of sword-shaped petals. Its dark or olive green foliage is comprised of oval to lance-shaped leaves that are usually crinkled. The Arabian jasmine is a perfect option for a garden trellis, but as a tender plant it grows best indoors. Grow in pots using loam-based compost and place in bright but filtered light. Water freely while growing but rarely in winter, and feed monthly.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 2 - 3
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Climbing
  • Twining
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z10-11
Heat zone
  • H12-9
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -1 - 4
Heat days
  • 120 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Fragrant flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • intermediate
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years