Carolina Jessamine – No Flowers

Q: I have had a Carolina jessamine for four years. It has never bloomed. It appears healthy.

A: I think you’re pruning in winter and removing flower buds. Jessamine is a rambunctious grower so cutting it in fall/winter is tempting.

But that removes the buds that will open in March….leading to no flowers.

Here’s a guide to pruning vines: How to Prune Your Vines

Carolina jessamine pruned 1

Carolina jessamine pruned 2