How to Space Apart for Planting Jasmine


Jasmine climbs well, blooms profusely and tends to remain attractive year-round. The hardy jasmine vines offer clusters of flowers and sweet fragrance to the garden. In planning a landscape with jasmine, you have the option of growing them on fences, on trellises, on lattice as part of a privacy fence, against buildings to improve the appearance of structures. You can space the plants for good coverage and prevent crowding by following planting guidelines.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You’ll Need:

  • Tape measure
  • Pen
  • Notepad
  1. Plan the area for the jasmine planting to determine how many plants you will need. To grow jasmine as shrubs, select crepe jasmine. Crepe jasmine has pinwheel flowers. The University of Florida Extension recommends planting them 3 to 5 feet apart and using jasmine in shrubbery borders. Star jasmine offers another option; plant them 4 feet apart.

  2. Select larger jasmine varieties for fence and trellis locations. Plant night blooming jasmine 8 feet apart. Plant Madagascar jasmine 10 feet apart.

  3. Use jasmine for groundcover, if desired. The University of Florida Extension website points out that vining plants such as confederate jasmine will grow along the ground and then climb. The site advises spacing the plants up to 4 feet apart and provides a plant spacing chart.

  4. Plant the jasmine plants according to the spacing recommended for the specific variety. If you have jasmines of an undetermined variety, space them 8 feet apart to allow room for growth.

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