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Downy jasmine, Star jasmine
Scientific Name: Jasminum multiflorum (Burm. f.) Andr.
Synonym: Jasminum pubescens
Family: Oleaceae
Downy jasmine, Star jasmine (Jasminum  multiflorum)
Jasminum multiflorum, flowers, Photo by Forest & Kim Starr, starr-031108-0154
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 21-24,26-28
USDA: 9b-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: India

Growth Habits: Evergreen, shrubby vine, 5 to 10 feet tall and wide (1.5-3 m); stems and leaves pubescent; opposite, ovate leaves, 2 to 3 inches long (5-7.5 cm)

Watering Needs: tolerates some salt

Propagation: Softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings under mist, in summer

Jasminum multiflorum, habit, Photo by Forest & Kim Starr, starr-030523-0152

Cultural Practices:
Generally pruned as a shrub

Blooming Habits:
white, star-shaped flowers, about 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), without much fragrance, in small clusters, nearly year-round, more abundant in summer and fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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