For lovers of leafy, robust bushes and climbers with spectacular flowering we bring 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 full of life 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 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.
Solanum jasminoides or false jasmine
This shrub is a type of evergreen climbing jasmine , 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 false jasmine begins in spring with clusters of terminal lilac, bluish, or white flowers.
Gardenia jasminoide or Cape Jasmine
This bush-type jasmine is one of the most widely 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 jasmine Cape prefer acid soils and a humid environment so requires constant irrigation.
Trachelospermum jasminoides or star jasmine
It is also known as milk jasmine and also like others, false jasmine . It comes from East Asia, specifically China and Japan. This jasmine with woody stems and shiny leaves is found within the types of climbing 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 of the Azores does not withstand frost 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 called Jasminum mesnyi or Jasminum nudiflorum and is endemic to China.
Jasminum grandiflorum or royal jasmine
Another type of creeper jasmine is royal jasmine , one of the best known and most widely 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 lasts 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, it belongs to the climbing type jasmine that 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 flowering in spring. These have the colors of jasmine and a pleasant aroma. Regarding the care of Chinese jasmine , you should bear in mind that it prefers humid and semi-shady areas. It can also be planted in a pot.
Stephanotis floribunda or Madagascar Jasmine
Finally, we talk about the Madagascar jasmine , which has flowers that are somewhat different from the rest. It is a type of jasmine with long and somewhat wide leaves and 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.