STAR JASMINE

FAMILY: Apocynaceae | GENUS: TRACHELOSPERMUM

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Shrubs
  • Vines / Ground Covers
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Moderate Water
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

These old favorites are among the most versatile and useful of plants, serving as ground covers, trailers, or climbers. They bear delightfully fragrant, pinwheel-shaped blossoms in spring and early summer. Plant in well-drained soil; for lush growth, fertilize once before spring growth begins, again after flowering. Prune back as needed to shape. Cut stems exude a milky sap.

asian star jasmine

trachelospermum asiaticum

  • From Japan, Korea.
  • Excellent, tough, fast-growing ground cover.
  • Hardier than Trachelospermum jasminoides, with smaller, darker, duller green leaves; flowers are also smaller, in creamy yellow or yellowish white.
  • Several selections are grown for their attractive foliage.
  • 'Ogon-nishiki' is dramatic, with orange and red new growth that ages to deep green splashed with gold.
  • Snow N Summer and 'Tricolor' have leaves that emerge pink, then age to white, then to deep green with white splashes.
  • Summer Sunset has new leaves of orange and red that slowly turn creamy white with a wide irregular edge of green.

confederate jasmine, star jasmine

trachelospermum jasminoides

  • From China.
  • Given support, a twining vine to 2030 feet.; without support and with some tip-pinching, a spreading shrub or ground cover to 1122 feet tall, 45 feet wide.
  • Oval leaves to 3 inches long are glossy, light green when new, mature to lustrous dark green.
  • Profusion of white, inch-wide flowers in small clusters on short side branches.
  • Attractive to bees.
  • If grown as a shrubby plant, it is good in raised beds or entry gardens, for edging a walk or drive, as extension of lawn, spilling over walls, as ground cover under trees and shrubs.
  • Set plants 5 feet apart for ground cover.
  • As a vine, good for training on a wall, pergola, trellis, or over a doorway.
  • Madison is a bit more compact, with a longer bloom period, sweeter scent, and improved cold hardiness.
  • Leaves of 'Variegatum' are bordered and blotched in white.

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