Kunda, Downy Jasmine - Plant
Description for Kunda, Downy Jasmine
The stems and leaves are covered with a downy pubescence that gives the plant an overall grayish-green appearance. The leaves are ovate and rounded at the base, up to 2 in (5.1 cm) long, and opposite each other on the stem. The white, clustered, star-shaped flowers appear nearly year-round and are not as fragrant as other jasmines.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Downy jasmine.||White.||Mid Spring, late Spring/Early Summer||1.5 to 6||Easy.|
Planting and care
Add top soil or organic peat moss to the hole when you plant. You can also add composted cow manure to the mix to enrich the soil.
|Full sun to partial shade.||Loamy soil, Sandy soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.||16 to 21 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Kunda
- The vine-like growth may require regular trimming to keep the plant the height you need and the shape you want.
- Give it a hard pruning in spring (late March to early April).
Typical uses of Kunda
Ornamental use: Downy jasmine is used in foundation plantings, in hedges and borders, and in mass plantings in large landscapes. Take advantage of its tendency to vine and sprawl by letting it cascade down a wall or train it to clamber over a fence.