Christy
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Growing Jasmine Vines in zone 5


We planted two Jasmine Vines last year.
At this time they are brown and dead looking. Maybe not late enough to be green??? :?
I have been told Jasmine vines may not grow in my area. Zone 5???
They were planted in a protected area on a chain link fence. They receive morning sun. Any special care needed for the possibility of growing jasmine vines in zone 5?

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Jess
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Hi Christy :D

You say they are brown. Do you mean the foliage or the stems? If it is just the foliage then they are still alive and will leaf up when it starts to warm up. You also said they were in morning sun only. This won't kill them but it will make them quite straggly and you probably won't get that many flowers. They prefer full sun.
They are fully hardy down to -15C. Do you get colder than that?

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Hi Jess,
Thanks for the reply. the entire plant looks yellow stems and leaves,
We have chocolate vines planted on the same chain link fence which are greening up but no sign of green on the Jasmine. I was slightly wrong on the morning sun. They get full sun till just after NOON. They are planted on the east side of our house on a chain link fence on the property line.
It does get colder than -15 C but not for long periods.This past winter was below that for about a week.

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Oh dear. Yellow doesn't sound good. Do you know exactly which one you have. Some are hardier than others. The beeesianum which has a pinky/red flower is hardy but the officinale which is the white flowering Jasmine is only hardy down to -5C. A more mature officinale in a sheltered area might make it but if they were quite small when you planted them they may have got too cold. All I can say is wait and see. You may get new growth as it warms up. The Akebias (chocolate vine) are completely hardy so they would tolerate the lower temperatures better.

Maybe someone closer to home could suggest a way of protecting them as we do not get such low temperatures in England. An alternative to try is honeysuckle. Most of them are hardy and scented.

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Thanks Jess!!

we went to our frequented gardening supply nursery. were told sure enough we have (had) the type Jasmine not hardy to our zone!!!
We purchased two Halls Honeysuckle to take the Jasmine's place!!

Looking forward to that nice sweet scent! Hopefully the chocolate vines and Honeysuckle will compliment each other!

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Re: Thanks Jess!!

Christy wrote:we went to our frequented gardening supply nursery. were told sure enough we have (had) the type Jasmine not hardy to our zone!!!
We purchased two Halls Honeysuckle to take the Jasmine's place!!

Looking forward to that nice sweet scent! Hopefully the chocolate vines and Honeysuckle will compliment each other!
Excellent! :D They are hardy and will flower after your Akebia. Don't plant too close together. The Halls will grow to 30ft so plant a fair distance from the Akebia so they twine together but not too much. Great choice for the aspect you have too as they don't like the hottest part of the day which is afternoon sun.

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