About Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine)
Just as the name describes, Star Jasmine or, Trachelospermum jasminoides, is a trailing vine prized for its fragrance. White, star-shaped flowers are peppered throughout this quick-growing vine with a blooming season lasting from spring through summer. Accompanied by dark green leaves, this vine reaches an average landscape size of 18-20′ tall with support and grows an average of 4-6′ per year. As a quick grower, you can train this variety to grow as a vine, espalier or even as a groundcover. Its versatility and quick growth make it an obvious addition to landscapes needing a quick facelift.
Planting and care instructions
Plant Trachelospermum jasminoides in an area that receives full-to-partial sun using well-draining soil. Water regularly to establish a healthy root system then reduce frequency except during periods of extreme heat. To encourage a robust blooming season and steady growth, a general fertilizer can be used in the early spring before blooming begins. To control size or contain its growth to a certain area, pruning is suggested.
Landscape design ideas
Star Jasmine can be trained as a vine, shrub, espalier, or groundcover and fits nicely with cottage-like, woodland landscape styles. Plant as a groundcover to a garden bed or train it to grow up an unsightly fence, the entry of a house, or over a patio trellis.