Chinese Jasmine star/Trachelospermum jasminoides

$14.95

Size – Medium; Pot – 180mm; Height – 90cm-1m

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Description

Trachelospermum jasminoides is a species of flowering plant.  Common names include star jasmine, Confederate jasmine and trader’s compass.Trachelospermum jasminoides is an evergreen woody liana growing to 10 feet (3.0 m) high. The leaves are opposite, oval to lanceolate, 2–10 cm long and 1-4.5 cm broad, with an entire margin and an acuminate apex.

The fragrant flowers are white, 1–2 cm diameter, with a tube-like corolla opening out into five petal-like lobes. The fruit is a slender follicle 10–25 cm long and 3–10 mm broad, containing numerous seeds.  Trachelospermum jasminoides is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and houseplant. In gardens, public landscapes, and parks it is used as a climbing vine, a groundcover, and a fragrant potted plant on terraces and patios. It will flower in full sun, partial shade, or total shade, and requires well-drained soil (if constantly kept damp it may succumb to fungal infection), moderate water, moderate fertilizer, and a climbing structure (whether a trellis or another plant is secondary). Propagation is most commonly done with cuttings/ clones.

Planting ideas and uses:  totem, hanging basket, garden bed, landscaping, groundcover, pot and containers, patios