We grow false jasmine in the garden: popular varieties of chubushnik
Jasmine is one of the most beautiful garden plants. Thanks to its unique and charming bloom, landscape designers have long used this culture to decorate private lots and public parks. Most often, the so-called “false jasmine” is grown in the open field – chubushnik.
How mock-orange differs from jasmine?
False jasmine is often confused with real jasmine, because they have almost the same flowering. So, white delicate inflorescences are really very similar in appearance, and their aroma is almost identical. However, if jasmine is always fragrant, then some varieties of chubushnik may not have a scent at all, or it is very weak..
Chubushnik is often also called garden jasmine, which implies its cultivation features..
In addition, the chubushnik is characterized by increased winter hardiness and is able to survive where the jasmine is completely uncomfortable. Even if the shoots freeze, it quickly grows new branches from the roots and heals itself.
Both jasmine and chubushnik are deciduous crops by nature, however, if the first belongs to vines, then the second is definitely a shrub.
Decorative types of chubushnik
Garden jasmine is presented in various forms, differing from each other in both general appearance and flowering. There are more than 20 types of chubushnik used for decorative purposes. Some of the most popular and beautiful varieties are:
- Airborne assault. Differs in sweet fragrant aroma. The bush itself has flexible two-meter shoots, which, when blooming, turn out to be completely covered with small drooping bell-shaped flowers. Under their weight, erect branches lean a little to the ground..
- Glacier. A low-growing shrub no more than 1.5 m high with double, large and fragrant flowers. A feature of the variety is that after flowering, the petals do not fall off for a long time. So that they do not spoil the appearance, it is necessary to cut off wilted inflorescences.
- Mont Blanc. A dwarf bush up to 1 m in height, although in shady places it can stretch up to 1.8 m in search of light, while losing its original decorative appearance. It differs from other species in larger leaves. White semi-double inflorescences are collected in a brush up to 5 pieces each and smell sweetly of strawberries.
- Pearl. A compact bush up to 1.3 m in height has the largest inflorescences – up to 7 cm in diameter. They are snow white and terry.