Beach Jasmine

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Jasminium simplicifolium

Family : Oleaceae

The Beach Jasmine is an attractive vine, sometimes forming a shrub-like thicket. It is a very strong climber with an affinity to twine. The Beach Jasmine is very similar to the Native Jasmine (Jasminium didymium) but this has narrower leaves in groups of three.

The Beach Jasmine has long, egg shaped, glossy leaves that occur in opposite pairs along the stem. This vine has slender green stems that wraps around plants to assist climbing.

Flowers of the Beach Jasmine are small, white and star shaped with a perfume that is attractive to people and fauna. The fruit are 1 – 1.5 cm long reddish black berries. They attract numerous fruit-eating bird species and several species of moths.

These vines are great in the garden as climbers for fences, lattices or larger trees. This plant is also excellent for dune rehabilitation.

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Quick Facts

Flowers October to April
Fruit February to June
Coastal Zone Hind Dune
Fauna Habitat Moths and Birds
Growth Habit Vine/Shrub
Soils Most Soils
Amount of Sun Full or Partial Sun
Amount of Water Dry Areas to Moderately Wet Areas
Salt Tolerance Moderately Tolerant

References

NQ Dry Tropics gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Group Incorporated (CTDLI) to the development of this page's information.

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