Jasmine (Jasminium officinale) is a vigorous, semi-evergeen climber suited to covering a wall or trailing over a trellis, pergola or tree. It produces white, trumpet shaped, sweet smelling flowers in small clusters throughout summer and into autumn.
Soft stems support mid green leaves carrying small leaflets and may be deciduous in colder areas. Winter jasmine (Jasmine nudiflorum), is a very hardy deciduous species, a semi climber grown against a wall producing yellow flowers in the depths of winter.
Jasmines are natives of warmer regions of Europe, Africa, Asia, centred on Southeast Asia and white jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) is an invasive weed in Australia
Plants can grow to 10 metres in height but need support and tying if necessary. No regular pruning is needed and it can be propagated from semi ripe heel cuttings.