Star Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides | Also known as: Confederate Jasmine, Chinese ivy, Chinese jasmine Jasmin rhynchospermum, Jasmin rhyncospermum | Rating: 3 votes | Print / Pdf

Star Jasmine shares its name with an upcomming perfume from Victoria Beckham. Probably.

Trachelospermum jasminoides is the kind of woody-stemmed evergreen climber that can beautify any bare wall or garden structure very effectively. Its dark green foliage comprises of glossy oval leaves that provide lushness in spring through summer, turning red or purple in late autumn. In summer, it produces clusters of creamy-white star-shaped flowers that add an attractive, sweet fragrance to the air. Also known as Star Jasmine, it is a great lover of humus-rich soil with average drainage, and prefers full sun exposure. In cold climates, it may be better to winter under glass, but when planted outdoors, find a sheltered location. Early spring is the best time for pruning.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 9
Spread [m]
  • 8
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Climbing
  • Twining
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z9-10
Heat zone
  • H10-9
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -7 - 4
Heat days
  • 120 - 180
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years
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