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Trachelospermum asiaticum

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

Asian star jasmine is a, quick-growing bird-friendly groundcover that has beautiful fragrant flowers and year-round interest. Asian star jasmine can be damaged by cold in severe winters but it is hardier than  Confederate Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides.   It may be used in the front of the border, to fill difficult sized planters or as coverage on banks and slopes. It looks exceptional twining up chain link fence, trellis, or arbor in back of some colorful lantana (Lantana camera) or cascading out of hanging baskets.  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.

Wildlife Value: Attracts songbirds.  This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bronze Beauty'
  • 'Goshiki'
  • 'Long Leaf'
  • 'Summer Sunset'
  • 'Variegatum'
Tags:
#evergreen#container plant#wildlife plant#salt tolerant#low maintenance#slopes#year-round interest#hanging baskets#deer resistant#woodland#border front#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bronze Beauty'
  • 'Goshiki'
  • 'Long Leaf'
  • 'Summer Sunset'
  • 'Variegatum'
Tags:
#evergreen#container plant#wildlife plant#salt tolerant#low maintenance#slopes#year-round interest#hanging baskets#deer resistant#woodland#border front#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Trachelospermum
    Species:
    asiaticum
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, India, Japan and Korea
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • 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)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt