144-240" tall (12-20 feet) x 72-96" tall (6-8 feet) wide. Adored for its flush of blossoms early in the season, Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium Jasmine) also provides glossy, elongated foliage throughout the year. Plants are evergreen in southern gardens and semi-evergreen in more northerly regions, often developing yellow to purple hues in winter. Vines climb readily without training, but are not overly aggressive. (This vine will not swallow trees.) Provide a sturdy trellis or allow vines to scramble along fences and up arbors. Plants can also be naturalized as a groundcover on slopes and banks. Birds often nest or seek winter shelter among the dense growth. Plants can become top heavy or sparse with age. Rejuvenate by pruning vines soon after they finish flowering. Plants thrive in moist, well-drained soils, but tolerate a range of growing conditions and periods of drought. Plant in full sun for best flowering, though plants grow well in partial shade. Note: All parts of the plant are poisonous.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium Jasmine)
7, 8, 9, 10
144-240" tall (12-20 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
72-96" wide (6-8 feet)
Mid winter to early spring
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Glossy, light green, lance shaped foliage.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Hedge / Screen
Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|