Dwarf Jasmine Bonsai Tree, scientific name Jasminum parkeri, is a shrubby evergreen with naturally small leaves and beautiful, fragrant, yellow flowers. It is native to NW India and the Himalayas.
Scientific name: Jasminum parkeri
Common Names: Dwarf Jasmine, Parker Jasmine.
Origin: Native to NW India and the Himalayas.
Appearance: It is a shrubby evergreen with short stems and small oval leaves. Leaves are dark green, pinnate, with 3 to 5 leaflets. Naturally small leaves make it easier to make a bonsai.
Flowering: In the early summer, it produces fragrant, yellow flowers that grow in clusters from the axils of the leaves.
Outdoor/Indoor Use: Outdoors.
Light Requirements: Partial sun to full sun.
Water Requirements: It can tolerate a range of conditions but likes moist well drained soil.
Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 7-11. Needs to be protected from temperatures below 30F. It is a hardy plant that can survive 30F for a short period of time.
Insects and Diseases: Dwarf Jasmine is usually fairly trouble-free, but can occasionally suffer from aphids. If grown indoors, it can sometimes suffer from mealybug.
Propagation: By seed, cuttings and air layering.