Yellow Star Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum | Also known as: Asiatic Jasmine, Trachelospermum majus | Rating: 4 votes | Print / Pdf

Like an Everest mountaineer, just keeps climbing come sleet or snow.

Evergreen plants help maintain the garden as a focal point through winter, but an evergreen climber like Trachelospermum asiaticum provides something extra - not least the fact those dull brick walls remain hidden behind cascades of greenery. Also known as Yellow Star Jasmine, it boasts glossy dark green lance-shaped foliage all year around, but may blush with copper shades in cold weather. It earns its name courtesy of the clusters of yellow, star-shaped and highly fragrant blossoms that emerge each summer. Excellent across trellises and over walls, it likes well-drained soils and lots of sun, but severe weather can be damaging so sheltered locations are preferred.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 6
Spread [m]
  • 8
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Climbing
  • Twining
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-11
Heat zone
  • H12-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 60 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • For every season
  • 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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