Tina Duffill Posts: 87
I have been given an indoor jasmine plant which smells amazing and I would like to plant it outside to grow into an arch. Will this grow outside and if does it need anything special to help it on its way?
If it is a indoor jasmine it will not survive outside in the winter.
If you want a Jasmine outside get the right type, either a yellow one to flower in the winter or a white or cream one to flower in the summer.
I planted my indoor jasmine, exactly like yours Tina, outside, it took a couple of year to get going but is now eight feet high and 12 feet wide. And after the initial flowering it had flushes of flowers on it from June to October last year.
Do you both live in the same location?
I would still question whether indoor Jasmine will survive outside in the winter in the uk
I can't grow indoor jasmine on my windy, exposed patch but three miles down the road my daughter has no trouble growing it against a sheltered wall. It's about 10' tall and flowers prolifically, but a bit later than indoor plants.
I potted mine on and it grew all summer outside. Brought it into the dining room for the winter, but had to cut a lot off, it grew 2 metres. When I had a house with a conservatory I grew it there and it was lovely. I may try it against a south wall this winter and see what happens.
I have this planted on a south facing fence. Its been trying to flower all Winter but it really comes into its own in May/june time.
Like previous posters, it didnt enjoy its 1st Winter but bounced back very quickly and is now covering a fair size area
I live in South Wales by the way, A milder part of the Uk I guess
I live on the south coast only a couple of hundred yards from the sea and the jasmine is on a south facing fence. We have had some very cold winter weather in the last 10 years or so and it gets a real battering from the wind. Just be patient when you plant it out, mine did take a good couple of years to get growing well, but once started there's no stopping it. The photo is the best one of it, the fence had been badly damaged in a storm and we had to cut the jasmine back to get to the fence to repair it, but it's all but grown back now.