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Jasminum multiflorum 'Variegatum'


Jasminum multiflorum 'Variegatum'

Family Name: Oleaceae
Common Name: Variegated Star Jasmine


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Open


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is an evergreen, woody climber which can sometimes be trained as a shrub. It is able to grow 1 - 3 m tall with a spread of up to 3 m wide.
Foliage The leaves are ovate (egg-shaped), oppositely arranged along the stem, measuring about 5 cm long. Leaf blade has entire to slightly wavy / undulate margin, variegated with yellow and green, papery texture, cordate base and acute to acuminate apex.
Flowers The flowers are arranged in a cluster, white and fragrant. Each flower is tubular, with 7 - 9 lobes. The calyx is densely pilose (softly hairy) and has 6 - 9 lobes.
Etymology The genus Jasminum is derived from the Persian name yasemin, which is for perfumed plants. The species epithet multiflorum means "many-flowered".

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White, Yellow / Golden
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Papery
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Opposite
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire - Wavy / Undulate
Foliar Apex - Tip Emarginate, Acute
Foliar Base Cordate

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Tubular
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 33007
Species ID 7421
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Species record last updated on: 22 February 2022.