Farm jasmine: a dream of fragrance and flowers
Anyone who likes exuberant flowering and fragrant shrubs will love the garden jasmine. The true jasmine, which comes from Asia and belongs to the tree family, cannot cope with sub-zero winter temperatures. Fortunately, there is the pipe jasmine (alternatively false jasmine, summer jasmine or peasant jasmine), whose flowers are very similar in appearance and fragrance to the true jasmine. This frost-resistant option (down to -28°C) with the botanical name Philadelphus is classified as a hydrangea. The cultivar name Snowbelle refers to the extraordinary flowering capacity of the shrub.
Noble yet easy to care for
Farmer jasmine grows upright in the air. Side shoots hang over slightly, giving the plant a picturesque silhouette. The distinctive shape of this ornamental shrub, which grows up to 2 m tall, comes into its own in a solitary position. From June to July, the garden jasmine becomes an attraction. Then Philadelphus presents itself in a festive robe with irresistible charisma. The bright white of the flowers conveys an elegant character. Add to this the powerful floral aroma. A pipe bush in the garden provides impressive impressions and fascinating scent experiences. Despite all its advantages, it makes few demands.
Flowers and blossoms
The summer green foliage has an elliptical shape with a tapering tip. The leaves are slightly toothed. In November the medium sized leaves change colour to yellow and set autumnal accents. The shrub performs at its best during the flowering season. Then countless buds open into bell-shaped flowers and transform the garden into a place of pleasure for the senses.
As far as light conditions are concerned, the pipe tree is happy in sunny and semi-shady locations. It is not sensitive to wind. A garden interspersed with humus satisfies the needs of the soil. If you enrich the soil with compost or another organic fertiliser (e.g. horn shavings) when planting, there will be enough nutrients for the next time. Waterlogging causes problems for the garden jasmine. Therefore, you should make sure that the soil is loose and permeable.
Which types of garden are suitable for jasmine?
Basically, false jasmine is an enrichment for any green area. Whether in a natural garden or a park, Philadelphus fits in perfectly in both idyllic and modern gardens. The shrub has proved its worth in front gardens, as it rarely exceeds 2.50 m in width.
As a solitary plant, perhaps in the middle of a lawn, the pipe shrub can develop loosely and bushily. On the other hand, it is popular as a flowering hedge because it copes well with Rück cuts. You should allow 1-2 specimens per metre. As a partner to flowering group plantings, the selection ranges from forsythia üover lilac to garden hibiscus and hydrangea.