Jasmin: what size of pots ?
I’m thinking of planting two evergreen Jasmin plants against a south facing wall. The wall is roughly 3.5 meters long. I doubt if I could squeeze a third one in but I’d like to !
The two I’m looking at are
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Pink Showers' pink Chinese jasmine.
Jasminum polyanthum Chinese scented jasmine.
They’ll be growing in pots and I’m wondering how deep the pots should be? It has been suggested 90cm high but that seems terribly big.
How big would members suggest the pot should be ?
Jasminum Polyanthum are not large plants, so they will probably do fine in an eventual size of 50cm deep and wide container. Be aware that this particular Jasmine is quite tender and any frost, especially when young may knock them back.
If you are considering 3 climbers, you will need to prune and control them when they grow large. Personally, I think 2 is more than enough.
Josusa47. No it wouldn’t be practical at all putting them in the ground and I do take your point about repotting them that’s part of the reason I was asking about the height of pots
The first centre I visited had a very good selection but, give or take a few cm they were all 80 cm from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant. I was expecting the plant to be bigger and I couldn’t see them making an impression on a bare wall within two or three years. I did buy two to scramble up my climbing roses.
Am I wrong in assuming jasmine is slow growing?
I’m beginning to think passionflower and clematis. But I’d appreciate your views.
The second center? Well the least said the better !