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SOS Trachelospermum Jasminoides

HumbleBeeHumbleBee Posts: 100
Hi All
After an unusually wet November followed by heavy snow in December this is now the state of my poor jasmine. I'm hoping it's not dead (it was planted in summer 2020) but I don't really know what to do with it at this point. Can I cut it right down to the ground now and see if it shows signs of life in spring - or will that kill it?  As it's on the patio it's a horrible eyesore at the moment. Any advice much appreciated...


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,989
    I would do nothing yet.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Leave it alone. I  am sure it will sprout again, There are green leaves on it so it is not totally dead.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,979
    I agree - if you just leave it alone, all the dead leaves will fall when it starts growing again. They'll also offer protection to the buds underneath if we do get another cold snap.
    I've had similar on mine.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • HumbleBeeHumbleBee Posts: 100
    Many thanks Pete, Joyce and Nutcutlet for your comments - sounds like I need to be a bit more patient (not my strongpoint :D ) I'll leave it for now and keep my fingers crossed it will perk up again when the weather gets a bit warmer!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,303
    Does it survive generally, where you live though?
    They aren't reliably hardy everywhere in the UK.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • HumbleBeeHumbleBee Posts: 100
    I'm down in Sussex @Fairygirl so I think they would usually be OK here. I have two other jasmines that have been in pots over the winter and they both seem to have survived well - both look very healthy. I would have thought that the one in the ground in a south-facing position would have found the winter easier to deal with than those in pots, but it's the only one that is struggling :s
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