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Winter Jasmine
« on: December 18, 2011, 08:44 AM »
I have been looking at a garden center plant that I was made an offer I couldn't refuse this fall. It is presently in our cold room doing well. It is in a 5 gallon nursery pot.  I have a few questions to the knowledgeable:
1- I have read that when repotting it is important to remove most of the branches....True?
2- How much roots can be removed on this species at one time, my thought is to reduce by 50 to 75%...too much?
3- How are they to divide, I think this may lend itself to a split, will not know until I remove some soil if this is true. The main shoots are pencil thick.

Pictures attached and ALL comments are always welcome!!!

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Re: Winter Jasmine
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 08:47 AM »
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Re: Winter Jasmine
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 12:19 PM »
I assume this is winter blooming jasmine? (yellow flowers)

If it is, what might the goal be? Accent plant? Bonsai? or yard shrub?


The plant as it is....is just about the way it will always look. Always gets long canes, never grows much larger, and seldom trunks. Beautiful flowers and a pleasing winter show..after that...another wisteria.
 

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Re: Winter Jasmine
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 12:44 PM »
Greetings Al... this is Jasminum nudiflorum. It is not hardy in my area. It is a zone 6 plant and there is no way to stretch this in the ground here. I was hoping to get some growth in size (possibly finding some under the soil line) and going with a clump or  multi trunk design.

It will be a pretty addition to the cold room this spring either way.
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Re: Winter Jasmine
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 11:59 PM »
That is winter blooming jasmine. Nice yellow flower similer to forsythia. This is a weeping plant, and you will probably not find more beneath the soil. It is a VERY slow grower pushing all energy into making canes and flowers. No trunk at all.

Beautiful addition to the garden though...they don't even like Fresno either. I have killed three of them.

Clint Eastwood says...."a man has to know his limitations".  I say that regularly.
 

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Re: Winter Jasmine
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 06:05 AM »
Thanks Al, at under $2.00 and that includes tax, I couldn't leave it. It will I guess become just a pretty bloomer in the cold room.

Any thoughts on the repotting?

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Re: Winter Jasmine
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 07:10 PM »
I've seen them as Shohin before and they require a lot of work and A compromise between having a lot of flowers and maintaining a good silhouette.  The ones I have seen as rough stock in Japan appeared to be budded or otherwise grafted to a different species.  No idea on the understock.  I would not worry too much when repotting at this stage in terms of drastic root ball size changes as long as the top is reduced accordingly.  I used to grow them from cuttings to 3 gallon size.  As bonsai with a dense root system, repotting should not be as aggressive; although I say this having repotted only two Shohin and it was to upgrade the pot quality level. Not size or shape.

I'd enjoy the flowers and treat it like a seasonal flower arrangement.  After flowering, maybe plant it near the foundation where it can stay warmer in winter.  It may die back to the ground and re-sprout annually but no experience there.  We plant nerds call this type of purchase "Zonal Denial"  ;D
 

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Re: Winter Jasmine
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 05:56 AM »
Thanks Owen,
I take this into account. At the moment I'm just going to wait till early spring and see what this looks like in bloom.

J