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Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens

If you are looking for a yellow flowering climbing plant then Gelsemium sempervirens could be worth considering.

Long bright yellow trumpet shaped flowers this plant is commonly called 'Yellow jessamine' as well as 'Caroliana jasmine'.

A woody twining plant the flowers form in spring to summer in clusters. It is a plant that is also use in homeopathy.

Excellent against a bare wall in a sunny position and easy to grow in USDA Zones 7 - 11. Flowers are fragrant and the plant is easily pruned to control growth.

It native habitat is in wooded areas or thickets, usually dry, and always well drained.

Landscaping uses :

  • As a garden plant it is useful a climbing plant to cover a fence or to grow over a climbing frame of some sort.
  • It can also be grown as a mound forming shrub.


Prune after flowering, rememebr to wear gardening gloves as this plant is poisenous and the sap can also be a skin irritants.


  • Generally problem free if grown i the right position.