Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens

Evergreen vine native to the southeastern U.S., prized for its breathtaking display of bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers lasting from late winter and into early spring. Pairs of shiny, light green leaves grow along climbing branches, and when trained to a trellis or wall, create a cascading green curtain. If allowed to sprawl unsupported, it will blanket the earth as an informal groundcover.


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Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens
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Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.