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Trachelospermum asiaticum

Phonetic Spelling
tray-kee-low-SPER-mum ay-see-AT-ih-kum
Description

Asian Star Jasmine is a, fast-growing bird-friendly plant that has beautiful fragrant flowers and its glossy green leaves give it year-round interest.  As a groundcover it can grow 1 to 2 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide or take advantage of its twining habit and plant it where it can climb up if you would like to take advantage of its vining form.  Plant it in full sun to partial shade in well-drained average to fertile soils with  Prune it back in the early spring. This plant can be propagated by layering semi-hardwood stem cuttings.

It may be used in the front of the border, in planters, hanging baskets or as a ground cover on sloped areas. Take advantage of its sweet-smelling flowers by allowing it to twining up chain link fence, trellis, or arbor in back of some colorful lantana (Lantana camera).  Use it as a groundcover with tall shrubs such as rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)  or with the sword-like foliage of New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax).

This groundcover is moderately salt tolerant, drought tolerant, disease resistant and tolerates browsing by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Floricyle
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bronze Beauty'
  • 'Goshiki'
  • 'Long Leaf'
  • 'Snow N Summer'
  • 'Summer Sunset'
  • 'Variegatum'
'Bronze Beauty', 'Goshiki', 'Long Leaf', 'Snow N Summer', 'Summer Sunset', 'Variegatum'
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#white flowers#easy to grow#wildlife plants#salt tolerant#low maintenance#slopes#year-round interest#hanging baskets#disease resistant#deer resistant#glossy leaves#border front#bird friendly#heavy shade tolerant#woodland garden#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bronze Beauty'
  • 'Goshiki'
  • 'Long Leaf'
  • 'Snow N Summer'
  • 'Summer Sunset'
  • 'Variegatum'
'Bronze Beauty', 'Goshiki', 'Long Leaf', 'Snow N Summer', 'Summer Sunset', 'Variegatum'
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#white flowers#easy to grow#wildlife plants#salt tolerant#low maintenance#slopes#year-round interest#hanging baskets#disease resistant#deer resistant#glossy leaves#border front#bird friendly#heavy shade tolerant#woodland garden#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Trachelospermum
    Species:
    asiaticum
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Layering
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, India, Japan and Korea
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts songbirds.
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Creamy white clusters of fragrant flowers with a yellow tinge from late spring to early summer. Flowers are smaller than T. jasminoides.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy dark green simple, oppostice ovate to elliptical leaves 2 inches long with entire margins. In the fall leaves can turn red-bronze. They are smaller than T. jasminoides.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Wiry, twining
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Heavy Shade
    Salt