A broad-spreading mounded mass of trailing branches arising from a central crown; can consume large areas with time for the trailing branches to root in contact with moist soil and form new plants.
Prefers well drained soil, but will grow in poor soil conditions
A fine textured, prostrate shrub or sub-shrub, Jasminum nudiflorum grows 3-4 feet tall with a 4-7 foot spread. The solitary, axillary, yellow flowers are borne as early as January and persist through March. Peak bloom is in February. Winter Jasmine tolerates poor soil conditions and is ideal for covering slopes and banks. Will also grow on walls or on a trellis.
Deep, dark green in summer
Buds are imbricate, 6- to 8-scaled, green-red-brown, glabrous.
Stems are fairly effective in the winter landscape; the green stands out in contrast to the grays and browns.
Two-lobed, black berry; fruit has not been observed on cultivated plants, scant literature indicates that species is self-sterile and requires out-crossing by another clone or seedling for fruit set.
Cuttings in July treated with 3000 ppm IBA quick dip, peat:perlite and mist.
'Aureum' - Leaves blotched with yellow to completely yellow.
'Mystique' - Leaves with silver-white margins.
'Nanum' - Compact, slow-growing form.