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Jasmine in containers
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Thighdentitycrisis · 27/06/2022 13:59

Any advice on how much space it needs , is it possible?

my living room (1st floor) has a long balcony just like the picture. It would be lovely to has some fragrance coming in the windows

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kitkatkat · 27/06/2022 16:30

I have one in a container which I think is 29liters - it seems pretty happy (it is maybe 4 feet tall now and quite bushy).

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APurpleSquirrel · 27/06/2022 18:14

Interesting - today I rescued a jasmine & a honeysuckle from the reduced bit in B&M & hoping to do both in containers but grow them up the fence (no soil underneath as its patio). We have both jasmines & honeysuckles planted into the garden already & are doing very well, but not tried either in a container before.

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Melroses · 27/06/2022 18:20

I have had Devon Cream in a container with an obelisk for 3 years. I think it needs potting on after it has flowered this time but has done well (apart from a late frost this year).

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userxx · 27/06/2022 20:43

My jasmine in the ground isn't doing much, is it a slow grower ?

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Thighdentitycrisis · 27/06/2022 23:27

I have one in the ground and it’s fairly slow growing

@kitkatkat yours looks good ! I want it to grow about 15 feet max but would train it horizontally

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newnamethanks · 28/06/2022 08:44

Star Jasmine may be a better bet for the balcony, the more familiar one can be quite unwieldy to keep under control. Its evergreen, red leaves in Autumn and stunningly fragrant.

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User79865765 · 28/06/2022 08:55

Mine are very slow growing

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rifling · 28/06/2022 08:57

I wanted to do this but the garden centre assistant told me the container would be too small.

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userxx · 28/06/2022 22:40

User79865765 · 28/06/2022 08:55

Mine are very slow growing

Good to know, thought I was doing something wrong.

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brighteyesburninglikefire · 29/06/2022 08:10

I'm interested in doing this. I have one in the ground which I love,but I want it nearer the back door. How big a container r do people think would be suitable? I was looking for a longtom, but couldn't find one

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ginslinger · 29/06/2022 08:51

have you pruned this at all or do you just leave it? I've had one in a container for 4 years and it's not doing well.

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kitkatkat · 29/06/2022 09:50

I’ve never pruned mine. I did start feeding it weekly (ish - when I remember) this summer which cheered it up a bit. Container is about 40cm diameter, 40cm high.

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ginslinger · 29/06/2022 17:16

thank you kitkatkat

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newnamethanks · 29/06/2022 17:37

Someone's welcome to correct me but I always prune Jasmine, the ordinary kind. I cut back the long leaders so that the shortened stem then sprouts flowering side shoots for next year. Otherwise it's just tendrils and greenery.

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Vicliz24 · 29/06/2022 17:41

I would choose star jasmine.Tracelospermum Jasminoides . It's evergreen and the leaves go red in Autumn/ Winter . Long flowering period too plus you'll keep the leaves year round . Plant one plant in as big a pot as you can fit . Use John Innes number 3 compost and feed weekly with liquid seaweed from April to October. It's much easier and more attractive than regular jasmine .

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ginslinger · 30/06/2022 14:44

thanks for the pruning info

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