Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Flowering period: December to March
Hardiness: fully hardy
Jasminum nudiflorum offers bright, yellow flowers on bare, long arching stems in winter and early spring. After flowering, young, dark green foliage will appear. This climber is excellent for covering a small fence or wall.
Prune a mature Jasminum nudiflorum ( Winter jasmine) in spring, immediately after flowering. Cut the flowered shoots, growing out of the main stems, back to 5-10 cm, pruning to a healthy bud.
Flowers emerge on the previous year’s growth.
If winter jasmine gets too big or if the climber looks untidy, you can renovate it by heavy pruning. Do this job in spring after flowering. Cut all the top growth back to 50-60cm above ground level.
After drastic pruning, winter jasmine may not flower well for several years.
Jasminum nudiflorum is not self-clinging. The plant will need supporting wires or trellis if grown on a wall or a fence. Tie the climber to the support to help it on its way.