While cape jasmine
can be grown from both seeds and cuttings, many gardeners choose to purchase established plants
. Whether you choose a plug plant
or a more mature shrub, pick a spot in your garden that enjoys bright, filtered light
, preferably on a sheltered side of a building or structure to provide some extra protection from winter winds. However, don’t plant
your cape jasmine
too near to a concrete surface, as the water run-off from this
will be alkaline, which will disrupt the pH level of your acidic soil.
Dig a hole that is twice the size of your plant
’s root ball, making sure that, when you place the plant
in, the top of its original root ball sits just about level with the soil that surrounds it. Fill in with suitable soil, creating a gentle mound that slopes away from the plant
, as this
will help with water drainage. Space your cape jasmine
around 91 to 183 cm apart to give it the chance to grow into a natural round shape.