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Products > Jasminum leratii
Jasminum leratii - Privet-leaved Jasmine
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Oleaceae (Olives)
Origin: New Caledonia (Pacific Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [J. ligustrifolium, Hort.]
Height: 3-5 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Jasminum leratii (Privet-leaved Jasmine) - An evergreen shrubby vine that if given support will climb up as high as 12 feet but without support it can remain shrubby and can be kept to 4-6 feet tall with pruning. It has lanceolate glossy, 1 to 2 inch long, dark green leaves that are borne on thin reddish stems. Clusters of 3/4 inch long white flowers appear along the stems in spring and sporadically all year long. It prefers sun to bright shade and regular watering. The foliage of this plant resembles a privet leaf and for many years this plant was sold under the name Jasminum ligustifolium. It has a similar look to Star Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides, but the leaves are finer in texture, and the bloom texture and fragrance are a bit more delicate. We have had reports of this plant being hardy to 20F but have experienced damage on our nursery plants at 26 F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Jasminum leratii.