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Jasmine polyanthum not flowering

Hello! I've got a jasmine polyanthum that's a couple of years old and growing on an East facing wall. It has never really flowered..  Just the odd one or two which I put down to age. But after pruning it last year since christmas its been smothered in buds. Unfortunately now most seem to be turning brown! What am I doing wrong?


  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,632
    I'm surprised you manage to grow these plants outside. They look healthy but the cold weather will likely damage your buds right now. Normally, they are grown as conservatory plants or kept in an unheated greenhouse over the colder months. An east facing wall may be too harsh for it.
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Just a couple of days ago the buds looked healthy and pink and full! 
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,215
    Maybe take lots of cuttings and try to grow the babies in a more sheltered spot? 
  • Hi, fairly new to gardening but is it possible to cover it with fleece over the winter months if it in the ground. I don't know if it would work, this winter I have just fleeced everything I don't want to lose.

  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Thanks for the replies so far. I'm in the south West and in a city so probably a bit warmer than other pla Es. Sadly I've no other spaces to regrow so if its in the wrong spot it'll have to be dug out and sold then replaced with something else. 
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Could it be too dry? 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,859
    I think it is most likely to have been frosted. It could be too dry if it is under the eaves of the house and not getting any rain. I often find plants pots against the house wall do not get much rain.  A south facing wall it would love, and it would probably flower well in a a conservatory. At this time of year, many of these are sold as house plants.
     If you want an outside one to flower well, try Jasminum officinale.  It is a bit hardier, but would still benefit from lots of sun.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Thank you for all responses! I think I'll have to live without jasmine flowers this year... Next year I might try horticultural fleece overnight until midday so the morning sun doesn't defrost it too quickly and see if that helps. Alternately theres a house around the corner from me with one of these by the doorway which is smothered every year in flowers! Maybe I'll ask them.

  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Well a little update. The plant is now smothered in pink buds that Still havent opened! Anyone any ideas how to encourage flowering? 
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