Jasmine Planting - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rskaggs
March 1, 2010
Last sept. planted about 75 4

Answer from NGA
March 1, 2010


Some of the problems associated with the areas under pine trees is that the soil is dry and acidic. Confederate jasmine is more tolerant of these conditions than any other jasmine, but because the tree roots will compete with other plants for moisture and nutrients, even Confederate jasmine can have a hard time establishing. I imagine the runners are having a difficult time rooting because of the dry soil. You can certainly cover the runners at intervals to encourage rooting. In fact, you might want to use the butt end of a broom handle to push the stem a few inches into the soil and then drop a handful of soil over the top of the indentation. As long as you keep the soil moist, the runners should root wherever they make good contact with the soil. If there is a long runner you should be able to push it into the ground every 6-8 inches along its length and it should root at each point. Best wishes with your jasmine!

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