Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
As a groundcover; 1 to 2 ft. high, spreading to 10 to 12 ft.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
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.
Special features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care
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 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:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.