Plants

Star Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides

The Star Jasmine has a very similar fragrance to the Real Jasmine, however it has a sweeter, less penetrating effect. The pure white flowers appear between May and June. These evergreen climbing plants grow very slowly and require a trellis.

Growth type
  • Climber
Growth height (from)
from 100.00cm to 350.00cm
Growth width (from)
from 50.00cm to 150.00cm
Growth characteristics
  • sweeping
  • upright
  • overhanging
Flower color
  • white
Flowering time (month)
  • May to June
Flower shape
  • Uniflorous
  • Cluster
Fragrance
  • 2
Leaf color
  • green
page format
  • ovate
  • full margined
  • pointed
Sheet properties
  • evergreen
  • Autumn coloring
Light
  • sunny to semi-shade
Soil type
  • gravelly to sandy
Soil Moisture
  • moderately dry to fresh
Lime compatibility
  • lime-tolerant
Nutrient requirements
  • moderately nutritious
Decorative or utility value
  • Flower Decoration
  • Scented plant
  • Nectar or pollen plant
Toxicity
  • non-toxic
Winter Hardness
  • conditionally hardy
Use
  • Single position
  • Planters
  • Winter garden
Garden style
  • cottage garden
  • Flower garden
  • patio
  • Pot garden

The Star Jasmine has a very similar fragrance to the Real Jasmine, however it has a sweeter, less penetrating effect. The pure white flowers appear between May and June. These evergreen climbing plants grow very slowly and require a trellis.

Location

Star Jasmine is happy in a semi-shady or sunny spot. It does not like the midday sun. It should be planted in high-quality container potting soil. Suitable for balconies and patios, cold and temperate conservatories.

Watering

This climber isn’t very thirsty and only needs moderate watering. It requires very little water in semi-shade. The soil should not be allowed to become wet.

Pruning

Plants which have become too big and shoots which are too long are best pruned in February/March.

Fertilizer

To ensure the Star Jasmine flowers abundantly, give it a high-quality container plant fertilizer two to three times a month from April to November.

Diseases

A word of caution: Aphid infestations are a threat at the start of May. This often results in dark rust fungi. Silver sprinkled leaves are an indication of spider mites. Wooly webs in the leaf axils and underside of leaves indicate mealy bugs.

Instructions

Star Jasmine can also be planted in wine cultivation climates. However, it is essential to protect it in the winter.

Winter

This evergreen plant tolerates frosts down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, but it should be overwintered somewhere bright at 32 to 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Regularly check the Star Jasmine in its winter residence for bugs and spider mites. You will be able to curb possible infestations in good time. Water the container plant just enough during the winter to prevent the root ball from drying out. The Star Jasmine can be taken outside again in April/May.

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