• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    As a groundcover; 1 to 2 ft. high, spreading to 10 to 12 ft.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:trak-ee-lo-SPERM-um ay-shi-AT-i-kum
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:As a groundcover; 1 to 2 ft. high, spreading to 10 to 12 ft.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasThis is a fine, quick-growing groundcover that may be used in the front of the border, to fill difficult sized planters or as coverage on banks and slopes. Exceptional for twining up chain link fence, trellis narrow balustrades and into pickets.
    Companion PlantsUse as a groundcover with tall shrubs such as Confederate Rose Mallow (Hibiscus mutalbilis 'Rubrus') or with the sword-like foliage of Bronze New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum Compactum'). Train on a trellis or wall in back of Miss Huff Hardy Lantana (Lantana camara 'Miss Huff').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This genus is classified into the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. Philip von Siebold may have been the first westerner to see this plant in Japan while stationed there for the Dutch East India Company from 1826 to 1830. However, this species is also native to Korea.
    Lore:
    Despite its common name, this is not a true jasmine but does bear potently similar fragrance.