Why Won’t My White Jasmine Flower?

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White jasmine, or jasmine officinale, grows in the southern portion of the U.S. as a vine or shrub. It produces small, white, fragrant flowers about an inch in diameter, though blooming may cease or be reduced under certain conditions.

    Growing Conditions

  • Improper watering or lighting sometimes affects blooming in plants. White jasmine grows best in full sun to partial shade. It needs moderate fertility and pruning.


  • White jasmine grows quickly, averaging 12 to 24 inches of new growth per year. This requires pruning, especially if you want to shape your plant into a shrub rather than a vine. Texas A&M University Extension notes that pruning vines promotes new growth and abundant flowering.

    Time Frame

  • Although white jasmine continues blooming into the fall, it does not produce flowers throughout the entire growing season. It starts blooming in early summer, usually in June, depending on its location. Continue caring for your plant and wait until the end of June to see if it just blooms later than you expected.

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