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Trachelospermum jasminoides AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Climbing

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark Red in Winter
Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Green in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

star jasmine

Family

Apocynaceae


Trachelospermum are self-twining evergreen climbing shrubs with glossy ovate leaves and jasmine-like, highly fragrant flowers, sometimes followed by bean-like seed-pods

T. jasminoides is a vigorous medium-sized evergreen twining woody climber with glossy dark green, oval leaves 5-8cm in length and often turning deep red in winter; clusters of very fragrant white flowers 2.5cm in width become cream with age

Other common names

  • Chinese ivy
  • Chinese jasmine
  • Confederate jasmine
  • traders compass

Synonym(s)

  • Rhynchospermum.1 jasminoides

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Best grown in a container and overwinter indoors

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders, Patio/Container Plants or City/Courtyard Gardens


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in early spring

Diseases

Generally disease free