If you like to grow winter jasmine in containers then you are at the right place. Because in this post you will learn about winter flowering jasmine care and maintaining techniques. You can grow it in an outdoor garden or in indoor containers.

Remember that container growing plants do not grow tall like ground rooted plants. In this post, you’ll learn how to grow it from seeds and how to care in different seasons of the year.

Winter jasmine UK is a vine plant. It is a member of the Oleaceae family of plants. It produces star-shaped flowers that do not release any kind of fragrance. Winter jasmine is famous for its yellow leaves.

There are more than 200 species of winter jasmine plants. But we are talking about the most famous UK winter jasmine also called Jasminum nudiflorum.

If you grow it in containers then it grows 3 to 4 feet tall. But the ground-rooted plants grow 10 feet tall. To make it a climbing plant you need to give it support from the beginning. Otherwise, it will grow as a creeping vine plant.

Quick care Steps

Common Names

Winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum

Plant Size

4 feet to 10 feet tall, 3 feet to 4 feet wide

Flower colour



Partial or full sun




Acidic, alkaline, and balanced


Non-toxic to animals and humans

Pests and diseases

Winter jasmine is resistant to all pests and diseases

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Best winter jasmine varieties to try

Jasminum Nudiflorum

This is the award-winning jasmine variety. The Royal Horticultural Society awarded it with a Garden merit award.

This plant produces small star-shaped yellow flowers. These flowers do not have fragrances. The good news is this plant can tolerate all types of weather conditions. This makes it suitable for all types of gardens.

Jasminum Aureum

This species also produces yellow color flowers. But it has variegated leaves. The green and cream color leaves look very beautiful on winter days.

Both varieties of winter jasmine UK have the same caring needs.

Jasminum nudiflorum

Growing winter jasmine from seeds

If you are planning to grow it from seeds then you need to start seeds indoors. Buy high-quality seeds and a seed starting tray from the garden store.

Then soak the seeds in clean drinkable water for 20 hours. This will help them to sprout fast and easily.

After 20 hours take out the seeds from the glass and sow one seed in each cell of the tray. Make sure you use a good potting mix for the germination. Use a spray bottle to mist the soil.

After that cover the tray with a plastic cover and place it in a warm and humid place. The plastic cover will increase the moisture.

Lift the cover from one end of the tray for 2 minutes every day for the fresh airflow. Within few days the seeds will start to sprout. Keep the newly sprouted seeds inside in the tray for 30 days. After that, you can transfer them to a container or plant them directly in the ground.

Winter flowering jasmine care

Following are the winter jasmine UK care steps. Read carefully and make notes for quick actions.

Light requirement of winter jasmine

You do not need to worry about the light requirements. Because this plant is suitable for full sun or for a partially sunny location. The vines of the plant remain green throughout the year. For the best possible growth and flowers grow it in full sun. In the partial sun, the plant will not grow more than 3 feet and also produce fewer flowers.

Therefore, for the best possible growth grow it in full sun.


Unlike other vining plants, winter jasmine needs more water. In winters you need to water it once in 15 days. But in the summer season, this plant needs water 4 times per week. Winter flowering jasmine plants growing in containers need more water than outdoor garden plants.

Ground-rooted plants absorb water from the ground. They have long roots that go deep in the ground. But in the case of container plants, the root does not have enough space to grow large in size. Containers have limited soil in the pot. From which they only get water.

Always use fresh clean water for watering plants. The quality of water affects plant growth.


Do not need to worry about the soil. Because the winter jasmine plants will grow in all types of soils. They can be easily grown in normal soil, slightly acidic soil, or limited alkaline soil. Even they stand happy in clay-type soil. The only condition is to prune them regularly and water less often.


They do not need any kind of fertilizer. But if you want to fertilize them. Then use normal houseplant fertilizer only in their actively growing stage.  

Before use read all the instructions and dilute the liquid fertilizer accordingly.       


Winter jasmine can tolerate the temperature up to -15 degrees C. The UK climate is perfect for growing winter flowering jasmine.

So, no need to worry about the temperature. Winter jasmine is a hardy plant and is resistant to many diseases.

winter jasmine flower

Repotting winter jasmine Uk

Winter jasmine is good to be grown in containers. They can stay for years in the same container. But once they grow tall their roots become tight and bound in small containers. Then you need to use a big container to save the plant from dying.

For repotting only, use 2 inches wide and deep pot. Do not use the same soil for potting up. For best results use the same type of new potting soil in a new container.

Winter flowering jasmine pruning

This is the most important part to keep the winter jasmine plant healthy. Spring is the best time for pruning the winter jasmine plants. Use sharp garden tools to trim it.

If your grown plant is too large then trim it to keep it thin.

Then look for the unhealthy stems and remove them. In one session of pruning, you can cut and remove 25 % of the plant.

Propagate winter flowering jasmine

Propagation is the technique where we use plant cuttings, stems, or leaves to grow multiple plants. In this case, look for a healthy semi-hardwood stem. Then cut it from the plant by using sharp shear.

Then plant this cutting directly in the soil and give some water.

You can also use water to propagate. But the soil is best to propagate winter jasmine UK plants.

How to control excessive growth?

These plants become invasive when you do not give them support to climb. The vines develop roots where they touch the ground. To control its aggressive growth trim it regularly, or you can support it. And it will grow as a climber.

If your plant vines get rooted in the soil. You can cut that rooted part from the plant and plant it in the new container to grow more plants.