True jasmine is grown primarily for the sweetly fragrant, white flowers produced in summer, with lesser flushes adorning the plant in spring and autumn. Essentially a climber that requires some means of support to attach the long stems to, it can also be pruned into a low straggly shrub. They grow best in full sun or light shade and enjoy rich loamy well drained soils. Regular mulching (use pine bark or coarse compost) and fertilising (3:1:5 slow release nitrogen) 3 to 4 times a year helps to keep the plants lush and full of flowers.

Use this exceptional jasmine for growing on fences, archways and pergolas. Also useful on a low picket fence trimmed into a boxed hedge. The flowers attract bees, butterflies and other insects to the garden and of course the scent is just heavenly! PS – the flowers are edible too and are used for producing true jasmine oil.