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Asian Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum

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Asian Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) at Calloway's Nursery

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Trachelospermum asiaticum

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Asian Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) at Calloway's Nursery

Trachelospermum asiaticum foliage

Trachelospermum asiaticum foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Description:

An interesting climbing groundcover with coppery emerging leaves that become dark glossy green with light green veins; creamy-yellow flowers compliment the nice foliage in summer; great for lightly shaded woodland areas

Ornamental Features

Asian Jasmine features showy fragrant buttery yellow flowers at the ends of the branches in early summer. It has attractive dark green foliage with light green veins which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The dark red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Asian Jasmine is a multi-stemmed evergreen woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Asian Jasmine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Asian Jasmine will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings.

Asian Jasmine makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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