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Woody jasminum nudiflorum

sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
edited January 2019 in Plants
Good morning!

I would like some advice on how to prune and train my jasminum nudiflorum...

At the moment, it has lots of interwoven thick woody stems.  It does have some new green stems and flowers, but the shrub is not like the ones you see on google images!

I think it needs tying to the fence, so that perhaps it hangs better? and some pruning post flowering? (although I did cut off one or two  this morning in frustration!)

Would appreciate any advice!
Many thanks


  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    edited January 2019
    I am not sure what you want to do, some like to leave it shrubby, but tidy it up, some train it.
    This recent topic might help until someone else replies. they trained it nicely.

    I can never decide what to do with mine, so no help :D
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    Thank you, I did not see that thread.

    Regarding training it, I was just thinking of tying back some of the thick stems to the fence behind so it waterfalls over (which i think is what it is supposed to do naturally) - at the moment it is heavy and falling quite low....

    Just not sure at which point to prune it as the mature woody stems are quite long.....
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 969
    Ours is trained against a trellis attached to a wall, we prune to try to keep it open, and stop it reaching the ground where it roots quite happily. 
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    Thank you cornelly - I will see if I can attach a trellis behind - it probably needs quite a bit of support as it has several thick stems.
  • Does jasminum nudiflorum grow strong roots? We have one growing close to a paved foot path, so I was wondering if at some stage it would grow under the path and break it from underneath? If anybody has experience with this plan, please let me know what you think, many thanks :)
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