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Jasminum






JASMINUM FRUTICANS.--South Europe, 1570. An evergreen species, well

adapted, from its rather stiff and upright growth, for planting alone.

It has trifoliolate leaves and showy yellow flowers.



J. HUMILE.--India, 1656. A hardy species of dwarf growth, and bearing

beautiful golden flowers produced in summer.



J. NUDIFLORUM.--Naked Jasmine. China, 1844. A showy and well-known

species, from China, with numerous, usually solitary yellow flowers,

ternate leaves, and flexible branches. The variety J. nudiflorum

aureo-variegatum has golden-variegated leaves.



J. OFFICINALE.--Northern India to Persia, 1548. The white-flowered

Jasmine of our gardens is a very beautiful and desirable clambering

shrub, either for wall covering, for planting by tree stumps, rooteries,

or rockeries, or for screening and draping the pergola or garden

latticework. From its great hardihood, vigour of growth, and beauty of

flowers, it is certainly one of the most deservedly popular of wall

shrubs. The branches are deep green, angular, and flexible, the leaves

pinnate, and the flowers pure-white and sweetly-scented. The variety J.

officinale affine has flowers that are individually larger than those of

the species; J. officinale aurea has badly variegated leaves; J.

officinale grandiflorum and J. officinale grandiflorum majus, are also

desirable kinds.



J. PUBIGERUM GLABRUM (_syn J. Wallichianum_), from North-west India, is

not well-known, being tender in most parts of the country.



J. REVOLUTUM.--India, 1812. This has persistent dark, glossy-green

leaves, and fragrant, bright yellow flowers, produced in large, terminal

clusters. From India, but perfectly hardy as a wall plant, and for which

purpose, with its bright evergreen leaves, it is well suited.



As regards soil, the Jasmines are very accommodating, and are propagated

by layers or cuttings.






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