18 March 2011

Jasminum mesnyi

Figure 1:  Jasminum mesnyi (Primrose jasmine)

Figure 2:

As I mentioned in a previous blog, it is Spring here in Tunisia and there are vast arrays of plants in flower.  Today, I came across Jasminum mesnyi otherwise known as the Primrose jasmine. 

"Genus: Jasminum

Other names: Primrose jasmine, Jasminum primulinum

Species: J. mesnyi - J. mesnyi is a large, open, tender evergreen shrub with glossy, oval, dark green leaves and semi-double, bright yellow flowers in spring and summer.

Jasminum mesnyi is: Evergreen

Flower: Bright-yellow in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Open branches, Tall

Suggested uses: Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant outdoors in well-drained soil in a sheltered, frost-free position. Under glass grow in loam-based compost in bright filtered light.

Max. height:  2.5m

Max. spread:  1.5m

Pests: Can get aphids, scale insects and mealybugs under glass.

Diseases: Generally disease-free"
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