What to do with winter jasmine?
So a couple of years ago, I picked up some winter jasmine for $1 each in 1 gall pots. And arching shrub 3x3', it said. I loved the texture and decided to give it a try. It's not an arching shrub 3x3'. It's an airy mat maybe 18" high. And is spreads like crazy.
I still love the texture, and the winter flowers are great. But I just don't know what kind of setting to put this plant in. I'm even thinking of keeping some in a pot and rotating it to the front door at winter time to enjoy the blooms and the "spill." But other than that, I'm rather baffled as to how to use it.
Will it out-compete taller perennials and ephemerals? I like the idea of planting it beside my forsythia and letting other things grow through it most of the year. (Right now, it's got its own place. Though spreading, it has yet to out compete anything.) I just don't know what to do with it, but I like its look year round.