Question: Why is my Asiatic Jasmine
blooming when it climbs into a tree?
Answer: When Asiatic Jasmine as well as
other vines (English Ivy, Fig Ivy, Chinese Trumpet Creeper)
assume an upright position or climb a structure, gravity
exerts an effect on the plant hormones and causes it to
convert from a vegetative growth to a reproductive growth.
Some believe the climbing vine is deriving nutrients from
the tree on which it is growing and that is what cause the
flowering/fruiting cycle. This is not the case. Below is
an image of Asiatic Jasmine blooming as it climbs into a
Live Oak tree. Rooting of vines in a blooming/mature/reproductive
stage is difficult to impossible.