When is it time to cut a fake jasmine?

When is it time to cut a fake jasmine?

When is false jasmine pruning indicated?

There are a couple of reasons why you should use scissors to tackle the wrong jasmine:

  • Cut into shape
  • Cut back
  • rejuvenation
  • Multiplication
  • sick shoots

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The best time to cut back

Do not cut back false jasmine in the fall. As with all summer-flowering shrubs, wait until the false jasmine has faded. Then the ornamental shrub has enough time to prepare new flowers for the next year.

You should always remove sick shoots immediately. If individual branches disturb the overall picture of the false jasmine, you can of course cut them at any time.

If the farmer's jasmine grows over your head, shorten it by a third or half.

Rejuvenate fake jasmine by cutting

After a few years, the false jasmine only blooms on the outer shoot tips. This is hardly noticeable in a compact shrub.

Still, it makes sense to rejuvenate false jasmine every two to three years. To do this, cut all the old branches just above the base of the shrub in spring. At the interfaces, the wrong jasmine drives out again and also branches out.

Alternatively, you can cut three or four old branches every year to continuously rejuvenate the false jasmine.

False jasmine is easy to cut

False jasmine can easily withstand heavy pruning. However, you remove the shoots on which the flowers for the next season develop over the course of the year.

After a vigorous pruning, expect the shrub to not bloom at all or very little for a year or two.


False jasmine or farmer's jasmine is a very robust, vigorous ornamental plant. When fully grown, it reaches a good four meters and is otherwise quite wide. The often poisonous false jasmine is therefore not well suited for small gardens.