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Is this pot too small for my Jasmine?

Hi there,

I started gardening just last year and really enjoyed it. I started with veg and a few flowers, but I’ve branched out a little this year and I’m attempting some climbers.
I bought a Summer Jasmine Pink flower climber and put it into a trough next to the fence (where I’ll attach a trellis).

my questions are:
- is this trough too shallow for the jasmine plant? I’m reading conflicting advice on the size of the container needed. Help!
- it’s been in place for a few weeks now, should I be untying it from the stick it came with and start to tie to the trellis?
- if the trough is ok size-wise, can I plant other flowers in the sides of the trough so it looks less bare?

ive had to cover it as the weather has been so cold, but it isn’t looking the healthiest. Hopefully next week’s warmth will help! 

thank you for your help! Novice over here, as you can tell :-:smile:


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    They are hardy, course I don't know where you live, realistically the container isn't deep enough, However, When we moved here there were 2 Honeysuckles planted in those, people say you can't plant them in a pot,these are a dwarf variety,they have now grown out the bottom of the pots.You said should you tie it to the trellis,what trellis? Are you going to make some kind of frame work and attach it to that plant, assume it's wood,you need to raise it a bit so it doesn't rot,has it got drainage holes?
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Don't know what  jasmine you have other than it's pink but pretty much all Jasmine are vigorous growers.
    What is the given name and size on the label?
    I would have thought a large pot is essential at least a 45cm cube as recommended  for clematis. 
    If it's a big climber it will have a big root system to support and will certainly outgrow a trellis.
    Yes remove the green bands as they are just there to protect the plant for transport but as you need to repot you could leave them on for now to make it easier to move.
    Im sure someone who grows jasmine will give you advice.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    My post was meant to read the honey suckle is NOT a dwarf variety
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,019
    If it's hardy, it'll probably break out of the container and do a runner anyway. I've got an escapee growing directly out of the patio. They put down adventitious roots if the stems touch a bit of soil.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Thank you everybody.
    im in the UK so currently still experiencing -2 temps of an evening.
    Ok... so I’m reading that these little guys are pretty lively and probably do need a larger container (or it’ll just escape and likely make a bit of a mess of the stone area!)

    hmm I think perhaps I was hypnotised by the thought of gorgeous smelling blooms climbing up my fence, but perhaps it’s not suitable for my teeny tiny garden. I’ll find a bigger pot and give him a chance to be free 🙂

    thank you everyone, so appreciate your advice! 
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