Jasminum nudiflorum
Common name: 
Winter Jasmine
JAS-mi-num nu-di-FLO-rum
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.
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  • plant habit, winter flowering

    plant habit, winter flowering

  • rounded shrub, winter

    rounded shrub, winter

  • flowering branches, winter

    flowering branches, winter

  • flowers and stems

    flowers and stems

  • flowering branches

    flowering branches

  • flowers


  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

  • plant habit, hedge, summer

    plant habit, hedge, summer

  • foliage


  • shoots and leaves

    shoots and leaves

  • leaves