View Larger Carolina Jessamine

Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones

    7 7 8 8b 9 9b 10 10b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 7 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b 10a 10b

    This rambling evergreen vine sports masses of fragrant tubular yellow flowers in late winter and early spring. It is well-suited for use on arbors and fences.

    Latin Name

    Gelsemium sempervirens


    Family

    Gelsemiaceae


    Also Known As

    Evening Trumpetflower , Woodbine


    Type of Plant

    Vines Vines

    Bloom Season

    February - April


    Seasons

    Winter Winter
    Spring Spring

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 20'
    Max spread Max Spread: 6'

    Uses

  • Ground Cover
  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern United States, Mexico, Guatemala


    History

    Washington's gardener planted four yellow jessamines by the garden gates in 1786.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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