Jasmine Minima 1g


Jasmine Minima, also known as Dwarf Jasmine or Jasmine 'Minima,' is a charming and versatile evergreen shrub renowned for its compact growth habit and delightful fragrance. It belongs to the Jasminum genus and is a cultivar of Jasminum parkeri. This miniature variety is prized for its petite size, making it ideal for small gardens, containers, or as a ground cover.

The plant typically grows to a height of around 1 to 2 feet, with a spread of 2 to 3 feet, forming a dense mat of glossy, dark green foliage. The leaves are small and oval-shaped, creating a lush backdrop for the star attraction: its fragrant white flowers. Jasmine Minima blooms profusely from late spring through summer, producing clusters of small, trumpet-shaped flowers that emit a sweet, intoxicating scent, especially in the evenings.

Despite its diminutive size, Jasmine Minima packs a punch in terms of fragrance, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies to the garden. Its compact growth habit makes it suitable for edging pathways, filling gaps in flower beds, or cascading over retaining walls. It can also be trained to climb trellises or arbors, adding vertical interest to the landscape.

Caring for Jasmine Minima is relatively simple. It thrives in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter and prefers a location with full sun to partial shade. While it can tolerate some shade, flowering may be reduced in heavily shaded areas. Water the plant regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during hot, dry periods. Mulching around the base helps retain moisture and suppresses weed growth.

Pruning is minimal but can be done after flowering to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth. Remove any dead or diseased branches and trim back overgrown stems as needed. Jasmine Minima is generally pest and disease resistant, but occasional pests like aphids or whiteflies may appear, which can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Overall, Jasmine Minima is a delightful addition to any garden or landscape, adding beauty, fragrance, and charm in a compact package. Whether planted as a ground cover, border, or container specimen, its sweet-smelling blooms and lush foliage are sure to enchant gardeners and visitors alike.


Care Plan for Jasmine Minima:

  1. Light: Provide Jasmine Minima with full sun to partial shade. While it can tolerate some shade, ensure it receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal flowering.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, especially during hot, dry periods. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.
  3. Soil: Plant Jasmine Minima in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter, such as compost or peat moss. A slightly acidic to neutral pH is preferred. Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  4. Temperature and Humidity: Jasmine Minima thrives in moderate temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). It can tolerate higher temperatures but may require more frequent watering. Maintain moderate humidity levels, especially indoors or in dry climates, by misting the foliage or using a humidifier.
  5. Fertilization: Feed Jasmine Minima with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in spring and summer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates. Avoid excessive fertilization, which can lead to leggy growth with fewer flowers.
  6. Pruning: Prune Jasmine Minima after flowering to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. Remove any dead, damaged, or overgrown branches. Pinch back the tips of the stems to promote branching and more flowers.
  7. Pests and Diseases: Monitor the plant regularly for pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases like powdery mildew.
  8. Support: If training Jasmine Minima to climb, provide a trellis or support structure for the vines to cling to. Secure the stems gently to the support as they grow.

By following this care plan, you can ensure that your Jasmine Minima remains healthy, vibrant, and continues to delight with its fragrant blooms throughout the growing season.