How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Jasmine—Jasminum spp.
Family Oleaceae (Olive family)

Plant Identification

Jasmines are evergreen, semievergreen, or deciduous shrubs and vines.  True vines spread by twining stems.  Shrubs don’t twine but put out long stems that must be tied.  Leaves are often divided into leaflets.  Clusters of white, yellow, or rose colored flowers can bloom from spring into fall and are often fragrant.

Optimum conditions for growth

Jasmines grow well in areas with full sun or light shade.  They require moderate to regular amounts of water and perform best in good soil.  Prune plants year round to control growth and keep it from becoming tangled. 

Flowers of dwarf jasmine
Foliage and yellow flowers of dwarf jasmine

Pests and disorders of Jasminum spp.


Environmental disorders



Foliage of winter jasmine
Leaves of winter jasmine

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