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Summer Jasmine

I have a summer flowering Jasmine Officianale (excuse spelling), which is well established at the bottome of my garden. I wish to cut it back hard as it seems to be the only thing holding up my trellis, how far can i go?



  • You can cut it right back to within 12" or so from the base - it'll then throw up new shoots in the spring and you can organise them a bit cutting out weak growth and tieing in strong ones - you will have to wait a couple of years for it to flower again after such radical treatment but in the long term you'll have a better plant.

    Give it a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone in the spring. image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 298

    I moved a summer jasmine in January this year.  I cut it hard back to 3 buds about 9-12" from ground level, dug it out and moved it and the trellis to a sunnier position.  Did nothing until end of May and then it started to grow.  By the time August came I even had 5 flowers on it!  Like their winter flowering relative, it's difficult to kill them.

  • ogsterogster Posts: 88

    Should i wait til it has dropped all its leaves?

  • Just wondering if others on here have a west-facing jasmine of this type which, though vigorous as hell, produces hardly any flowers?

    It's a very happy-looking plant, no competition, trained against a warm, west-facing brick wall.

    It's 3 years old.



  • Thanks Verdun aka my garden guru image

    Should I wait til spring to chop it you think?
  • Thank you
  • ogsterogster Posts: 88

    Are you sure your not Monty Don Verdun lolimage

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