With the cold blast of winter, I’ve been thinking about winter interest plants for our landscape design clients in Knoxville. Carex Design Group owner and landscape architect Bob Graves shared some of his favorites here. In that post, he shared about Winter Jasmine, which is also one of my favorites. Let’s dive a little deeper …
Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)
What It Looks Like:
Winter Jasmine looks its best in the winter when it pops out bright yellow flowers from green stems in January and February.
Where to Use It:
It’s a mounding plant that should be planted in groups for the best look. I like using it in places where its long stems can fall over a wall or hold back a steep slope. You can see it used for slope retention downtown on the corner of Walnut Street and Cumberland Avenue at the James Park House (pictured below) or in World’s Fair Park behind the amphitheater.
What It Needs:
This plant prefers full sun and needs regular watering in the hottest of the summer months. It also requires early-spring pruning after it has lost its winter blooms, but is generally low maintenance if you plant it in the right spot.
What to Pair It With:
I like to plant it in front of a taller evergreen plant such as Laurel or Coppertone Distylium. The beautiful yellow blooms of Winter Jasmine will also look fantastic near Vinca because it blooms purple the same time of year. Check out this post to learn more about using purple in your Knoxville landscaping.
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