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Star Jasmine in Shade?

Posted by KendraSchmidt 8a (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 22, 13 at 14:14

Hi all,

I have a quick question about the Star Jasmine vine. I would like to include it outside in my little garden. The problem is that the very place in which I'd like to include it, my neighbor has wooden fence there where sunlight does not penetrate. The sun is shining from the neighbor's side of the fence, meaning my side, where I want to put the jasmine, does not receive sunlight.

Does that mean that it's not possible to include the Star Jasmine there? I've heard they can be grown and flower in shade, but I've also seen conflicting information.

Can someone please let me know if it's a possibility and if not, is there another option, preferably one with those nice dark green leaves (so pretty) and the white flowers? (I don't much like the yellow. :(

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RE: Star Jasmine in Shade?

Mine is planted in an 8 inch by 8 inch square wedged between a fence, garage, and concrete path, basically an in ground container. When I first put it in, it didn't get any direct light. It took a year to get up over the fence. This year, the third, I had to prune heavily as it was engulfing the garage. It has always flowered nicely but not as fragrantly as I had hoped.

My issue is that it went under and through the fence (basically knocking the old thing down). And into the garage. And into the garage roof. And got massive, despite no watering or feeding, or, you know, dirt. Maybe it would be more polite for you? I guess worse case it would take care of the fence for you. ;)

I have a variegated one in the front yard with much better conditions that hasn't done nearly as well, go figure.

RE: Star Jasmine in Shade?

Back when I lived in south Alabama, I had a star jasmine on the northern side of my home, and it thrived there. Granted, it got sun in the early morning and late afternoon in the summer, but the rest of the time it was in the shade.

As nialialea says, they can be pretty aggressive once established. I had similar trouble keeping mine out of the soffit above my garage.

No Star Jasmine in Shade?

I have grown this plant for Texas and elsewhere; it will grow in shade, stunted, reaching for the sun, but it will flower very little, if at all. There is no sense having this plant if it will not flower and provide scent, really.

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