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Carolina Yellow Jessamine

SKU:
GELSEM
$12.99 - $39.99
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SKU:
GELSEM
Weight:
20.00 LBS
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Calculated at Checkout
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_description-height:
10 feet
_description-width:
3 feet
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Gelsemium sempervirens
Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:
Late Winter to Mid Spring
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Gelsemium
Flower Color:
Yellow
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Jessamine
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
6a
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Screening, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
10 feet
Mature Width:
3 feet
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Prune After Flowering
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Yellow
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Late Winter to Mid Spring
_callout-28|Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Screening, Garden, Container

Product Overview

Gelsemium sempervirens
An outstanding, vigorous variety producing clusters of large yellow blooms in late spring; reliably hardy to zone 6 with occasional dieback, protect from winter winds; perfect for trellises and arbors, or cascading over walls

Carolina Yellow Jessamine is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Carolina Yellow Jessamine is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Carolina Yellow Jessamine has clusters of lightly-scented yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with gold throats along the branches from late winter to mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Carolina Yellow Jessamine will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by cuttings.

Carolina Yellow Jessamine makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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