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Flowering plant in the Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo.
Photograph by: James Steakley
Jasminum odoratissimum is a Deciduous Shrub
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
We have almost no information on this species, though one report says that it can succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of Britain[
Most members of this genus succeed in a good well-drained loam[
The flowers have a heavy sweet perfume[
]. The plant is cultivated in warm temperate areas for the essential oil obtained from the flowers[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
The flowers are used for flavouring or scenting tea[
An essential oil from the flowers is used in perfumery[
]. The flowers are picked soon after opening each morning and used fresh for oil extraction[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame. Very easy.
Cuttings of mature wood in late autumn.