Scented jasmine is absolutely hardy

Scented jasmine is absolutely hardy

Scented jasmine is completely hardy

  • Completely hardy
  • Autumn pruning not advisable
  • Apply a mulch blanket if necessary
  • light winter protection for young shrubs
  • Water occasionally in very dry winters

The scented jasmine survives even very cold winters without problems. The ornamental shrub is a native plant and well adapted to Central European conditions. It is completely hardy. At most, a few above-ground shoots freeze to death.

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The roots of scented jasmine extend very deep into the earth, so that the water supply is almost always guaranteed. It can only be advisable to water the bushes occasionally in very dry winters. However, this should only happen on frost-free days so that the water does not freeze to ice.

Prepare scented jasmine for winter

In principle, special preparation for winter is not necessary. Many gardeners use scissors in autumn to shorten the bush and thus prevent the shoots from freezing.

This measure does not make sense. Like all flowering shrubs, scented jasmine should only be cut back after flowering. When pruning in autumn, the side shoots on which buds develop are removed. The gardener then waits in vain for a rich bloom.

At most it can make sense to spread a mulch blanket under the bushes. It protects the soil from drying out and prevents the soil from freezing through.

Winter protection is only advisable for very young shrubs

If you only planted scented jasmine in autumn, winter protection is advisable. The shrub will take some time to allow the roots to penetrate deep into the ground. Only then is the farmer's jasmine hardy.

Leaves, ripe compost, straw or other organic materials that arise in the garden are suitable as a mulch cover.


The correct name for scented jasmine is whistle bush. But it is popularly known as jasmine because of its mostly fragrant flowers. Real jasmine (Jasminum officinale) can only be kept as a container plant in our latitudes, because it does not tolerate temperatures below zero degrees.