Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum)

Also known as: white jasmine, Chinese jasmine, winter jasmine



Jasmine has escaped cultivation as a garden ornamental. It climbs rapidly into the treecanopy and covers vegetation at all levels, blocking light and restricting the growth and regeneration of native species. Its weight may also bring down trees and it is a potentially a serious weed of rainforests and riparian areas.


Seeds are rarely produced, the plant spreads mainly by its stems and suckering.    


White jasmine is a vigorous fast-growing evergreen climber. It is popular garden plant with white and highly scented flowers.


Weeds of Australia, Biosecurity Queensland edition.

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum).

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Biosecurity duty

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.

Area Duty
All of NSW General Biosecurity Duty
All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.

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Reviewed 2014