Trachelospermum asiaticum

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Trachelospernum asiaticum- Japanese Star Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum is a evergreen climber. It has vibrant green glossy foliage. In summer it produces white star shaped flowers that turn yellow as they age. The flowers are very fragrant.

Japanese star jasmine is a great choice for growing over trellises, archways, fences and walls. Also has become very popular as a ground cover.

Can be grown in a sunny or partly shaded position. Pefers moist well drained soil. Keep moist in extended dry periods. Tolerates frosts. Perform maintenance pruning in autumn or winter.

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Cultural notes

Botanical name: Trachelospermum asiaticum

Common name: Japanese star jasmine

Family: Apocynaceae

Native to: Korea & Japan

Flowers: summer

Position: Full sun/ Part shade

Height: up to 6m

Width: 6m

Can i use Japanese star jasmine as a ground cover?

Yes you can. Trachelopernumum asiaticum makes a great ground cover for large areas. The foliage is always deep green and vibrant. It looks great when planted with nandina moon bay, nana or domestica.

How fast will trachelospermum asiaticum grow?

Fairly fast. A small 140mm potted plant once placed in the ground will grow approximately 60cm-1m in its first 12 months. After this first year the roots will be well established and growth will speed up. In 3-4 years the plant will reach its mature spread.

Of course you can prune it to encourage new growth or to stop its spread.

Can i grow Japanese star jasmine in a pot?

Yeap. Adding Japanese star jasmine to a pot on a small patio and letting it climb amongst the balustrade or providing a small trellis looks great! Remember to water regularly and add a slow release fertiliser every 3 months or so to promote vibrant, vigorous growth.

Pests & diseases

We have no troubles with any diseases or pests. Trachelopsernum asiaticum always looks vibrant and healthy.

How do you propagate Trachelopermum asiaticum?

We often take our trachelopermum cuttings in late autumn and winter. They take quite awhile to root. We usually keep them in a mix of perlite and peat moss for up-to 6 months, waiting for root development. The cuttings themselves vary in length as we take them from a leaf node to the next node.