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Arabian Jasmine
Scientific Name: Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton
Synonym:
Family: Oleaceae
Arabian Jasmine (Jasminum  sambac) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 13, 21, 23-27
USDA: 9,10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix, needs some protection from frost on the coldest nights

Heat Tolerance: Resistant to full sun and reflected heat in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade

Origin: Native to India, widely cultivated in South China

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub to 10 feet (3m)

Watering Needs: Regular watering for optimum growth

Propagation: Leafy stem cuttings, layering


Called "pikake" in Hawaii, this is the plant used to flavor the jasmine tea.

Varieties:
Grand Duke of Tuscany: Slow growing but with the largest flowers. 2" flowers look like miniature roses. In most cases, the flowers generally dry out on the plant.
Belle of India: 1" double flowers.
Maid of Orleans: single 5 petal flowers.


Arabian Jasmine (Jasminum  sambac)

Cultural Practices:
They grow best in a well-drained, light soil enriched with leaf mold, peat moss or compost. From spring through fall, fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10. Tie the stems to supports and keep the soil evenly moist through the growing season. Prune after flowering to keep the plants thinned and shaped.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms from June to September

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
In spring, root 3" semi-hardwood cuttings in sand, peatmoss and sand, or vermiculite. Transfer cutting to 3-inch pots within 4 weeks, then to 6-inch when pot is becoming filled with roots. Jasmines do not like soggy conditions.
Seeds don't need stratifying, and can be planted immediately.

Links:
Bhatia Nurseries for pictures and growing tips


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