Re: Jasmine plant disease?

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Posted by Newt on May 09, 2003 at 11:08:20:

In Reply to: Re: Jasmine plant disease? posted by Al on May 08, 2003 at 10:59:35:

: Hi,

: Hi have a Jasmine plant which until recntly I thought was doing quite well. I didn't cut it back after the growing season. New growth is happening, but I also understand that it may not flower without cutting it back. However, now many of the leaves are turning yellow and red then dying. Can you give me a clue as to what's going on and how I can remedy the situation?

: thanks!
: Al

Hi Al,

I don't know who told you it may not flower if cut back. Basically plants like jasmine bloom on either old wood or new wood. If they bloom on old wood they should be cut back right after bloom so that next years buds aren't cut off. If they bloom on new wood and bloom in the spring, they should be cut back in the fall. If they bloom on new wood in the fall, cut back in late winter - Feb to March depending where you live.

You don't say if your jasmine is in the ground or a potted house plant. If this is a houseplant, then it probably needs to be repotted in a larger pot. Take a look at this site to see if it can help determine what is going on.

http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/hgic/diagn/

If that doesn't help, let me know if the plant is in the ground or a pot and what your hardiness zone is. I also need to know WHICH jasmine you have, if possible.

Hope this helped,
Newt

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