Tips To Growing Pink Jasmine Shrubs
Pink jasmine shrubs are shrubs that originates from Asia. It has the ability to climb and can cover walls or trellises, if planted in the appropriate region. It’s also known for its strong fragrance and for its midwinter blooming. In mild climates in the Northern Hemisphere, the shrubs may begin to flower in January. The plant’s name is slightly deceptive, though, because the flowers are white. Prior to opening, the buds are a dark pink, and many gardeners enjoy the contrast of white star-shaped flower and pink buds on the plant. There are several tips to growing pink jasmine shrubs. Here are some of them. Pink jasmine is not a diva about soil and will grow happily in an average, moderately fertile garden soil that is well-draining. Space jasmines at least 8 feet apart. Crowded jasmine vines in areas with poor air circulation are more prone to fungal diseases, especially if watered from overhead. To encourage flowering, fertilize with 1 to 2 pounds of a 10-6-4 or 10-10-10 fertilizer in spring. Read the label on the fertilizer you buy because instructions vary.
Pink jasmine will look its best if kept well watered throughout the growing season. Regular watering is especially crucial during the plant’s first growing season, as this allows the vine to form a deep, healthy root system. Dead flowers remain on the vine, which can look unattractive, though this is not unhealthy for the plant. Pruning in the fall, after the vine has finished flowering, will help keep the plant looking tidy. Pink jasmine may be propagated from seeds or suckers.