As the common name suggests, Madagascar jasmine is native to Madagascar and has flowers with a fragrance reminiscent of jasmine. It is a tropical, twining climber that grows in its native habitat to 12-20' tall. In cultivation, 8-12' is a more realistic size; this is a relatively dainty, small-scale vine that does not need an overly large support. The thick, oval, glossy deep green leaves (to 4" long) are evergreen and extremely handsome.
Intensely fragrant, waxy white flowers bloom in small clusters of 3-6 from summer to fall. Each flower is a long narrow tube with five flaring lobes. The fragrance they emit is strong, spicy and deliciously sweet, and on a hot humid evening will literally fill the air. This flower is frequently used in the wedding floral industry on account of its fragrance and pure white color.
In outdoor tropical areas, this plant can be grown in rich, humusy, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Partial light shade is actually best, as the plants tend to bleach out if exposed to hot sun all day long. It needs regular water and is not especially drought tolerant. The plant is a relatively slow-grower as far as vines are concerned, and the vines themselves are not overly aggressive and can be easily draped by hand over whatever trellis they are meant to climb on. This makes it a wonderful addition for small gardens or other places where a well-behaved vertical accent is needed.
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