14 Types Of Jasmine Flowers

There are 14 main types of Jasmine flowers.

Most flowers of this species are white in color, although you do get some that bloom in yellow too.

Let’s now take a look at them.

Jasmines originated in the Himalayas near western China.

They have five or six lobes and are often sweet to smell. They are also one of the most popular flower names that start with J.

What Are The Different Jasmine Types?

The main jasmine plant lower classifications are:

Arabian Jasmine

Though it’s called the Arabian Jasmine, it’s not originally native to Arabia. Jasminum sambac, as it’s known in the scientific community, is native to Asia.

It’s an evergreen shrub that has simple leaves and clusters of particularly fragrant white flowers that generally measure 2.5cm across.

They blossom mostly in summer, although can do so at other times during the year if the conditions are right.

Though it's called the Arabian Jasmine, it's not orginally native to Arabia. This type of Jamsine is known as Jasminum samba in the scientific community.

Common Jasmine

Common Jasmine is a sweet-smelling flowering plant that blooms throughout summer and fall.

It’s also known as Jasminum officinale and is the national flower of Pakistan.

It is a big deciduous climbing shrub, that typically has between 7-9 leaves shaped ovally.

The white flowers are scented and generally measure around 2cm in width.

Jasminum officinale, known as the common jasmine or simply jasmine, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae.

White Jasmine

Jasminum polyanthum, which also goes by the name pink jasmine or white jasmine, is known to grow up to 20 feet in height.

These are commonly kept as house plants and are very popular due to their sweetly scented flowers which tend to bloom around June to August.

They tend to grow best in a sheltered, yet sunny location.

Jasminum polyanthum, also known as pink jasmine or white jasmine produces reddish-pink flower buds in late winter and early spring,

Winter Jasmine

Jasminum nudiflorum, otherwise known as the winter jasmine, is very much like white Jasmine in appearance but instead has yellow flowers.

It is considered to be medium in size yet has long, arching branches.

Flowers only typically grow to 2.5cm in width, and blossom both in the spring and again in the winter.

Jasminum nudiflorum, the winter jasmine has yellow flowers.

Jasminum Grandiflorum

Featuring white flowers that hold a sweet smell.

Other names this flower goes by including Spanish jasmine, Royal jasmine, and Catalan jasmine.

Otherwise known as the white fragrant flower, it is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. It typically flowers between 5-6 months following planting.

Jasminum grandiflorum, also known variously as the Spanish jasmine is native to South Asia and North Africa.

Star Jasmine

Star jasmine is a fragrant, evergreen climber that complements a wall, fence, or trellis nicely.

With a fresh scent it makes it ideal for planting near seating areas.It’s known to grow quite slowly and does best in a sunny location.

Although, a little bit of shade shouldn’t hinder its growth.

Star jasmine blooms to the extent where it can be completely covered in its own flowers.

Jasminum multiflorum is native to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam.
Jasminum multiflorum is native to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam.

Wild Jasmine

Jasminum angulare is a climbing shrub that possesses sweet-smelling white blooms that blossom during the summer months.

This plant is popular as an ornamental in gardens, and it tends to grow best in the direct sun or in semi-shade.

While they take a while to grow, the flowers are highly fragrant when they do bear through.

It is generally a small shrub that will only grow up to 1m, at most.

Wild Jasmine is best planted in sunny or semi-shady locations with good soil that is well-drained.

Jasminum Azoricum

Otherwise known as the lemon-scented jasmine.

This jasmine blossoms with white star-shaped flowers on a backdrop of lemon-green foliage.

It is an evergreen shrub that will typically grow to around 3m in height. Flowers are somewhat small at 2.5cm in width.

Jasminum azoricum is an evergreen climber with white, lemon-scented flowers from late spring to late autumn.
Jasminum Azoricum

Jasminum Abyssinicum

This jasmine plant is also known as the forest jasmine due to the fact that it grows in high-altitude forests, at peak heights on the canopies.

It blossoms in white, pink, or yellow star-shaped flowers, which often are fragrant and pleasant to smell.

Jasminum abyssinicum (Forest Jasmine) is a strong to slender, woody climber with stems that can be robust up to 5.2 inches.
Jasminum abyssinicum (Forest Jasmine) is a woody climber that has stems up to 5.2 inches.

Jasminum Auriculatum

Jasminum auriculatum is a species of jasmine native to India.

This jasmine is predominantly grown for its essential oils, but also for decorative purposes.

Jasminum Humile

Jasminum humile, otherwise known as the Italian or yellow jasmine.

It is a semi-evergreen shrub that produces clusters of brilliant yellow, fragrant flowers that you can expect during the late spring to early fall.

It does well on a variety and range of soil types, but they must all be well-drained in order for this plant to thrive.

Jasminum humile 'Revolutum' is a semi-evergreen shrub producing clusters of bright yellow, fragrant flowers from late spring to early autumn. It can be grown on a wide range of soils, but it does need to be well-drained.
Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ is a semi-evergreen shrub that will create clusters of intense yellow flowers during the late spring through to the early autumn.

Jasminum Subtriplinerve

Jasminum subtriplinerve is predominantly cultivated for the leaves which are turned into a drink in its native Vietnam.

Jasminum Subtriplinerve
Jasminum Subtriplinerve

Jasminum Multipartitum

Jasminum multipartitum, otherwise known as the starry wild jasmine, is known for its white star-shaped flowers that carry a pleasant scent (primarily in the evening hours).

As such, the flowers attract a number of different species of birds.

Although this jasmine variety is ideal for indoor growing – such as in a conservatory or even an ornamental greenhouse.

Perfect for a conservatory, sun room or ornamental greenhouse, tender Jasminum multipartitum is more of a shrub than a climber, bearing large, star-shaped flowers.
Ideal for a conservatory or ornamental greenhouse, tender Jasminum multipartitum is more of a shrub than a climber, but still possesses beautiful star-shaped flowers.

Jasminum Dichotomum

Jasminium dichotomum, the Gold Coast jasmine, opens its flowers at night.

Star-shaped and Initially pink, they will slowly transform to white.

Jasminum Dichotomum
Jasminum Dichotomum