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Jasminum nudiflorum, Winter jasmine

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Jasminum nudiflorum

Winter jasmine
Family: Oleaceae
Origin: India
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Its lovely yellow flowers along bare bright green branches. This is a climbing plant which needs the support of wires or a trellis, as it is not self-clinging. Apart from the cheerful coloring of its flowers, this plant also smells divine. It has opposite leaves and its flowers come out during the winter (short days necessary) when there are no leaves on the bush. The flowers are solitary. One-inch yellow flowers appear before leaves unfold, January to March. Deciduous viny shrub, very hardy.

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