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False Jasmine is ideal for country house and cottage gardens. It is best to plant it in the vicinity of seats, but not so close that the aphids and their excretions can be a problem. Honeydew on the coffee table is more than unappealing. Also, the shrub is visited by tons of insects. Who does not like that, should pay attention to some distance.
Short profile of False Jasmine
- Also called European pipe shrub or summer jasmine
- Family of hydrangea plants
- About 60 species
- Located in Italy and Southeastern Europe
- Deciduous shrub, up to 4 m high, but usually not more than 2 m
- Upright and slightly overhanging growth
- Light green, elliptical, slightly serrated leaves
- Grapeous inflorescences with 5 to 10 flowers
- White flowers with a strong scent, from evenings
- Simple, light or heavily filled flowers
- Flowering - early summer
- fruit capsules
There are many varieties. They differ by the leaves, which have different shades of green or have patterns, or are variegated and by the flowers, which may be filled and unfilled, or even different sizes. Different are often the final sizes.
Tip: Not every bad jasmine smells. Today, so much experimenting and crossing is done that again and again shrubs without fragrance are there. If you want to avoid that, you have to look for a breeder who specializes in the propagation of cuttings of certain varieties and knows exactly what qualities his plants possess. Another option is to buy only blooming fake jasmine, because then you can test yourself.
- Philadelphus coronaurus - European Pipe Shrub or Common Pipe Shrub, up to 4 m high
- P. coronaurus 'Aureus' - most common cultivar of the European pipe shrub, only about 1 m high, yellowish leaves, strong scent
- P. coronaurus 'Zeyheri' - unfilled snow-white flowers with a strong scent
- 'Bell Etoile' - flowers white with pink or purple basal spot, petals slightly ruffled, large flowers, fragrant, small shrub, only 1 to 1.5 m high, upright shoots, slow growth
- 'Dame Blanche' - white simple to semi-filled flowers, petals sometimes fringed, rich flowering, strong scent, small shrub, 1 to 1.5 m high, densely branched, dark green leaves, grows slowly
- 'Erectus' - white double flowers, small shrub, only 1,5 to 2 m high, dark green leaves, grows strongly upright and densely branched
- 'Girandole' - creamy-white, full-bodied, light-scented, medium-green leaves, 1.5 to 2 m tall, upright but broad-bushy and very slow-growing
- 'Lemoinei' - white unfilled flowers with a strong scent, medium green leaves, small shrub, only 1 to 1.5 m high, tightly upright and quite slow
- 'Manteau d'Hermine' - snow-white, loosely to densely filled flowers, buds with a hint of red on the outside, slightly wavy leaves, small shrub, upright growing, but broad-bushed
- 'Blizzard' - snow-white, heavily filled flowers, medium-bodied, dark green leaves, medium-sized shrub, up to 3 m tall, tightly upright habit, fast-growing
- 'Virginal' - white, full-bodied flowers with good scent, dark green leaves, medium shrub, 2 to 3 m tall, sturdy upright with overhanging side shoots
Wrong jasmine is quite undemanding, much less than real jasmine. In addition, the Bauernjasmin is hardy. You can find the shrubs in many gardens, often in front gardens. The woodland likes a sunny to partially shaded spot and good garden soil, which may be a bit loamy and humus. The proximity of the peasant jasmine is to be considered, only to prevent a mass infestation of aphids in the spring. Watering is especially important for young plants and after planting. As a fertilizer, compost is sufficient in most cases. Too much nitrogen is more harmful. Bad jasmine can but does not have to be cut. It is important to cut only after flowering. Hibernation is not a problem, the shrub is sufficiently hardy. Propagation is done by cuttings. Diseases are quite rare, however, the black bean louse is a frequent "guest". It falls in masses over the wood, but is quite easy to fight.
False Jasmine prefers a sunny spot, but it also comes with a partial shade. Too shady it should not be planted.
- Sunny to partially shaded place
- Not too shady
- Nutrient-rich garden soil
- High humus content
- Favorable is a clay content
- Plants in spring or autumn
- Planting distance at least 40 cm
Pouring and fertilizing
Especially after planting False Jasmine needs a lot of water. When the shrub has grown, it gets along well alone. Only in case of prolonged drought, the plant is happy about additional water. The older the shrubs become, the better they get along. Lack of water is indicated by flabby leaves, then it is time for an extensive watering.
- After planting, water until it grows
- Especially in spring, enough water is needed
- No waterlogging
- Compost in the spring
- Not too much nitrogen
- Dear Phosphorus and Potassium
You do not have to cut much with the shrub. It is only advisable to make it something every two to three years something. In ideal conditions such a peasant jasmine can grow vigorously, both in height and in width. If it breaks the intended framework, the shrub can also be trimmed. The best time for a cut is after flowering.
- Cut after flowering
- If you cut in the spring, you remove the flower buds.
- A standing as a solitary false jasmine looks uncut, with its natural growth form the best.
- Peasant jasmine in a flowering hedge can be cut regularly, but always after flowering
- If you want to rejuvenate the bush, you can cut out old branches from below.
- It is recommended that every two to three years, the oldest two to three are removed.
- This creates space for new shoots, where many flowers can form again.
- Radikalschnitt is possible, but only for old, old copies recommended
Propagation is easy and works best with cuttings. These are cut shortly after flowering. A cutting should be about 20 cm long. The bottom leaves are removed, only the top 4 to 5 remain on the wood. You put them in a protected location in the garden soil. It is favorable to put a glass bell or a plastic hood over it. Due to the high humidity created in this way, the cuttings rooted very quickly. Next spring, the young plants can already be planted to their final location.
- Cut after flowering
This beautiful flowering shrub attracts countless insects, unfortunately also large numbers of aphids, especially the black bean louse. Sometimes there are so many that the branches seem downright black. It is important to discover these pest spirits in time and to take action against them. If they have enough time, they multiply by the thousands and then the fight becomes more difficult. Although there are chemicals in the trade, but they are usually expensive and it works differently. You can simply rinse the lice with a sharp stream of water. Alternatively, a solution of much water and little detergent can be used. So that the infected shoots spray from all sides. The treatment usually has to be repeated several times. Alternatively, core soap helps.
- Black bean louse
- Otherwise little pests
False jasmine is an interesting wood for anyone who likes white flowers in abundance and a distinctive scent in the garden. The plants are easy to care for and robust. Only the lice infestation can be booked on the negative side, but for attentive gardeners this should not be a problem. There are some remedies for prevention and some infestation, which can be done about it. Wrong jasmine definitely belongs in a farm or country house garden, but also fits in with other gardening styles.