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Products > Jasminum tortuosum
Jasminum tortuosum - Twisted Jasmine
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Oleaceae (Olives)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Jasminum tortuosum (Twisted Jasmine) - This South African evergreen vine can scramble to 25 feet with groups of three dark green glossy linear leaflets on strongly angular branches off the main stem. The summer-blooming, 1 inch wide star shaped white flowers appear in clusters at the ends of the branches and have a delightful citrus fragrance that is much more delicate than some of the heavy fragrances of the other Jasmines. It does best in sun with regular watering and is hardy to about 25 degrees F. A beautifully fragrant vine for outdoor cultivation in near frost free southern California and can also be grown as an indoor flowering plant. This plant is found in the wild twining high into the trees or scrambling along the ground in forests in the southwest of Cape Province in South Africa. The genus name is a Latinized word that Carl Linnaeus made from the Persian 'yasameen' which means a "gift from God" and the specific epithet is from Latin, describing something that is winding or very twisted. It is also commonly called African Jasmine and Perfume Jasmine. 

This information about Jasminum tortuosum displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.