Star jasmine is a vine creeper that can be used as a groundcover, hedge plant, or can be trained to cover walls, verandas, trellis, or any other support. It grows up to 10m in height with very fragrant clusters of star-shaped and will have white flowers in Summer. A minimum spacing of 0.15m when planting is recommended best results.
Star jasmine is also known as Trachelospermum jasminoides or Star jasmine or Confederate jasmine or Jasmin rhynchospermum or Jasmin rhyncospermum. Below is a summary of Star jasmine characteristics:
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Star jasmine.
What conditions are best for star jasmine?
Star jasmine grows well in full sun. It also grows in shade, but slowly and produces few flowers in part-shade or full-shade areas of the garden. We recommend a planting site that receives at least eight hours of bright sunlight each day. In addition to that, fertile and well-drained soils are also best for growing this vine.
How often does star jasmine need to be watered?
Star jasmine thrives in slightly moist environments without standing water. We recommend watering every 2 days in spring, once a day in summer, and once every half month in winter. Sufficient humidity enables star jasmine to spread quickly and make healthier leaves and flowers.
How quickly does star jasmine grow?
Star Jasmine is a fast grower, on average it grows between 30 – 90 centimetres per year. However this rate is affected by its upkeep, health, climate and environment. Regular watering and fertilising will enable a spectacular growth.
Does star jasmine tolerate heat?
Star jasmine handles full sun if it's planted in good soil.
Is jasmine hard to maintain?
Star jasmine is easy to care for but requires some attention in the beginning and regular feeding and pruning.
Does Star jasmine bloom all year?
Star Jasmine flowers mostly during October and November, but flowers continue to appear right through January.
Should jasmine be cut back every year?
Pruning annually helps to keep the Star jasmine healthy and vigorous.
How do you train star jasmine to climb?
We recommend a trellis as a great starting point for training your Star Jasmine.Place the trellis next to your Star jasmine and gently attach the main trunk of the tree to it with soft ties, so as not to damage the stems.