Carolina Jessamine

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Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens
Yellow Jessamine, Evening Trumpet Flower, Carolina Wild Woodbine
5

20 feet
10

20 feet
Southeastern U.S., to Central America
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; evergreen, with yellow trumpet flowers in spring and fall. The twining vines mound up informally and can reach 20 feet, piling over trees and structures if allowed. But not to worry; in general jessamine is easily tamed. It’s long-lived in suburban landscapes throughout central and East Texas. It is, however, toxic to grazing livestock.

Maintenance

Prune with hand pruners in spring (AFTER blooming) and again as needed during summer; where possible, cut stems to their base, which may be the main vine. The sap can be irritating — so wear gloves. Mulch to maintain some soil moisture.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
5-20' H, 10-20' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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