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Also known as:
Pink Jasmine, White Jasmine

General description

Evergreen or semi-deciduous climber < 12 m tall. Stems are tough and wiry. Leaves are compound and dark green, with 5-7 leaflets and a large terminal leaflet. Flower buds are red/pink and borne in late winter – early spring. Flowers are white, five-petalled and star-like.

What you need to know

To help protect our environment:

  • You must not breed, distribute, release or sell jasmine within the Auckland region.
  • You must not plant jasmine within the Auckland region, unless you are transferring an existing plant on your land to another location within the boundaries of the same property.
  • You must destroy any jasmine on land that you occupy if it has been planted in breach of the above rules and you are directed to do so by an authorised person.
Auckland Council will manage jasmine in buffer areas of parks where jasmine is being managed. However, if you wish to help protect your local parkland, you are encouraged to control or remove any jasmine on your land and plant a better alternative instead.

View a map of park buffers.

To find out more about how we’re protecting Auckland’s parkland from pest plants, visit our pest plant buffer pages.

Forest, forest margins and gaps, wasteland, roadsides, disturbed sites, fence-lines, abandoned structures.

Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from suckering. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.

Forms dense groundcover, preventing native seedling establishment. Smothers all vegetation in the subcanopy.

Site Management

Cut and pull vines away from desirable trees and native plants before foliar spraying. Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.

Recommended approaches

Physical control

Method: Cut vines and leave upper stems to die in trees or dig out

Plant parts requiring disposal: All parts (except vines if left to die in trees)

Disposal options: Compost in a composting weed bag or remove to greenwaste or landfill


Biocontrol is currently not available for this species.

Community agrichemical control recommendations

No qualifications
For small infestations:
Cut stump and paste freshly cut base of stems with metsulfuron gel

Basic Growsafe certified
For small infestations:
Cut stump and spray freshly cut base of stems with 1g metsulfuron-methyl per 1L of water
Cut vines at waist height and foliar spray vines on the ground with 0.5g metsulfuron-methyl per 1L of water

Certified Handler/Experienced agrichemical user
For medium to large infestations:
Cut vines at waist height and foliar spray vines on the ground with 5g metsulfuron-methyl per 10L of water and 20ml penetrant

CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

Similar species

wongawonga vine
Pandorea pandorana

Wongawonga vine stems become woody with age. Usually has less leaflets per leaf than jasmine. White-cream tubular flowers from Aug-Nov.

potato vine
Solanum jasminoides

Potato vines have stems up to 15m in length. Long heart shaped leaves from 1-3 leaflets coming off each petiole. White star shaped flower.

Podranea ricasoliana

Port St John creeper vine stems become woody with age. Can have serrated leaflets. Large pink trumpet flowers with 5 rounded petals.

Search tags

RPMP status

Parkland with Significant Ecological Areas (Site-led)
Whole region (Sustained Control)
Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice pest
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