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Trachelospermum jasminoides

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

An evergreen woody climing perennial that is grown as a vine or sprawling shrub or in containers that are overwintered indoors.  Where it is not winter hardy it is grown as an annual flower or it can be grown indoors as a houseplant.  It has beautiful dark green foliage and white, fragrant flowers in spring.  It is subject to winter kill to the ground when grown in full sun.  It is tolerant of heavy shade.  Star jasmine is in a different family (Apocynaceae) than the true jasmines in genus Jasminum (Oleaceae).  This vine is moderately salt tolerant. Not cold hardy, utilized in the coastal plain, lower south or as interior landscape plant; several cultivar selections cited as more cold-hardy; prune after flowering; provide support; utilized on lattices, arbors, fences.

Wildlife Value: Flowers are attractive to bees.  This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  There are no serious insect or disease problems but watch for Japanese beetles.

Quick ID

  • Evergreen vine with opposite, entire leaves
  • Flowers white, fragrant, salverform with pinwheel-like lobes
  • Bruised twigs & petiole with white milky latex
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Madison' (more cold hardy)
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#evergreen#houseplant#heavy shade#container plant#salt tolerant#playground#cpp#deer resistant#children's garden#pollinator plant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Madison' (more cold hardy)
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#evergreen#houseplant#heavy shade#container plant#salt tolerant#playground#cpp#deer resistant#children's garden#pollinator plant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Trachelospermum
    Species:
    jasminoides
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China and Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers are attractive to bees. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Fragrance
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit a pair of elongated follicles.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are creamy-white with slight yellowish-tinge, pungently sweet; calyx 5-lobed; corolla salverform, lobes 5, spreading, slightly twisted, overlapping to the right.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are opposite, simple, elliptic to oval-lanceolate, subacuminate, broadly cuneate to rotund, entire, glabrous; juvenile leaves bronze-purplish, becoming lustrous dark green, paler green below; venation with major veins a darker green that suface; petiole very short, pubescent.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Stems and shoots pubescent when young, becoming glabrous; latex milky.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    unknown
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves