Asian Star Jasmine
Asian Star Jasmine
Trachelospermum asiaticumItem #7000 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Vigorous twining or sprawling vine displays small, fragrant creamy-yellow flowers. An effective groundcover, or give it support to climb fence, trellis, arbor. Good in cascading planters. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:trak-ee-lo-SPERM-um ay-shi-AT-i-kumDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:As a groundcover; 1 to 2 ft. high, spreading to 10 to 12 ft.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.