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Care of the plant Trachelospermum jasminoides or Star jasmine.

Care of the plant Trachelospermum jasminoides or Star jasmine

The genus Trachelospermum, family Apocynaceae, comprises 20 species of climbing shrubs native to North America and Asia. Some species are: Trachelospermum jasminoides, Trachelospermum asiaticum, Trachelospermum lucidum, Trachelospermum nitidum.

Common names: Star jasmine, Chinese star jasmine, Confederate jasmine, Southern jasmine, Confederate jessamine. This species is native to eastern and southeastern Asia.

They are evergreen climbing shrubs that reach 3 meters in height. They have twiggy branches and shiny, leathery, dark green leaves. The highly perfumed flowers are white or yellowish and are made up of 5 helix-shaped petals. They bloom in summer.

They are used to cover walls, fences and pergolas and in pots at least 70 cm deep.

Trachelospermum jasminoides needs full sun or semi-shade exposure. They are ideal for seaside gardens in a location protected from the wind.

The soil can be a mixture of normal garden soil with 1/4 coarse sand and 1/4 peat. Planting is done in spring or autumn.

Water frequently (never water) so that the soil never dries up completely. They do not resist drought.

Prune the tips of the branches before flowering.

They are propagated by cuttings in early spring.

Images of the plant Trachelospermum jasminoides or Star jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum asiaticum
Trachelospermum asiaticum
 

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