Jasminum nudiflorum Lindl.

Half-hardy, slender deciduous shrub with arching shoots bearing solitary, salverform, bright yellow flowers in winter/spring, before the leaves.  To 3m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘One of the most interesting discoveries in China of Mr. Fortune on his first visit to that country, though not then a new discovery; for, according to Dr. Lindley, it had been distributed in a dried state from the Imperial Russian Chinese Herbarium under the erroneous name of J. angulare, a species from the Cape of Good hope, with white flowers growing on the peduncles in threes.’  [BM t.4649/1852].

‘This beautiful Jasmine is certainly a great acquisition into the flower garden, insomuch as it produces its cheerful, bright yellow flowers during autumn and winter. It is also useful for cutting, and [will] last in water a long time’.  [Gard. Chron 1853].  According to Hilliers’ Manual introduced by Robert Fortune in 1844.  Fortune wrote: ‘this species was first discovered in gardens and nurseries in the North of China, particularly about Shanghai, Soochow, and Nanking.’  OFG f.52/1853.  BR f.48/1846.  FC p.194/1852. FS f.762/1852.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.599/1857].


Published Jan 20, 2010 - 11:32 AM | Last updated Jan 20, 2010 - 11:38 AM

Figured is a bare stem covered in yellow flowers + shoot with small pinnate leaves.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.4649, 1852.

Jasminum nudiflorum Lindl. | BM t.4649/1852 | BHL

More details about Jasminum nudiflorum Lindl.
Family Oleaceae
Region of origin


Common Name

Winter jasmine

Name in the Camden Park Record

Jasminum nudiflorum 

Confidence level high