- Jasmine Downy
A wide, cascading jasmine shrub that's hardy and easy to care for, downy is equally at home in a tropical or cottage-garden landscape. It can also add a casual touch to more formal, elegant landscaping. These plants can be left to grow in their natural mounded form or trimmed back to keep them more shaped and rounded. It will not stay "manicured" for long, though...so avoid plants like this one if you need a perfectly sculpted look.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun / light shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly
Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil; moderately drought tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 9b to 11a
Add top soil or organic peat moss to the hole when you plant. You can also add composted cow manure to the mix to enrich the soil. The vine-like growth may require regular trimming to keep the plant the height you need and the shape you want. Fertilize 3 times a year - spring, summer and fall - with a good granular fertilizer. Supplement feedings, if you like, with bone meal and/or liquid fertilizer to promote heavier bloom.