Gelsemium sempervirens

Carolina Jessamine Carolina Jasmine
Carolina Jessamine Carolina Jasmine
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Plant Type

Vine

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

Vine to 20′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Spreading

Sunset Garden Zones

4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-9

Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine Carolina Jasmine) is prized for its spectacular display of fragrant bright yellow flowers. Carolina jasmine is an attractive evergreen vine that tends to remain bushy and compact when grown in bright sun. It is versatile so that when shaded it will climb up and over adjacent shrubs and trees to get more sunlight.

The glossy rich green leaves are narrow with pointed tips and are 2-3 inches long by half an inch wide. They grow in opposite pairs along smooth reddish-brown stems. The small clusters of fragrant yellow tubular flowers grow from late winter to early spring depending on location and temperature. The blossoms are about 2 inches long and have a flared mouth.

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