Family : Oleaceae
The Beach Jasmine is an attractive vine, sometimes forming a shrub-like thicket. It is a very strong climber with an affinity to twine. The Beach Jasmine is very similar to the Native Jasmine (Jasminium didymium) but this has narrower leaves in groups of three.
The Beach Jasmine has long, egg shaped, glossy leaves that occur in opposite pairs along the stem. This vine has slender green stems that wraps around plants to assist climbing.
Flowers of the Beach Jasmine are small, white and star shaped with a perfume that is attractive to people and fauna. The fruit are 1 – 1.5 cm long reddish black berries. They attract numerous fruit-eating bird species and several species of moths.
These vines are great in the garden as climbers for fences, lattices or larger trees. This plant is also excellent for dune rehabilitation.
|Flowers||October to April|
|Fruit||February to June|
|Coastal Zone||Hind Dune|
|Fauna Habitat||Moths and Birds|
|Amount of Sun||Full or Partial Sun|
|Amount of Water||Dry Areas to Moderately Wet Areas|
|Salt Tolerance||Moderately Tolerant|
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