Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 3-4 ft tall and 4-7 ft wide (0.9-1.2 × 1.2-2.1 m), a broad spreading mounded mass of trailing branches, which may root when in contact with the soil. Leaves opposite, pinnately compound, 3-leaflets, each 12-32 mm long. Stems square, 2 mm wide, green; leafless stems can be effective in winter landscapes. Flowers bright yellow, 4-5 cm long, waxy red in bud, open in early winter when leaves absent. Fruit two-lobed black berry, not often observed on cultivated plants, possibly self-sterile.
- Sun or shade (reduces flowering). Adaptable, prefers well-drained soil, but does well in poor soils.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to China.
- Jasminum: from yasmin the Persian name. nudiflorum: flowering naked, i.e., when leafless.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: in "well" on east side of Ag. & Life Sciences, off of room 0018.