Star jasmine, or Trachelospermum jasminoides, is a vine typically grown in the southern region of the U.S. With fragrant flowers and evergreen leaves, star jasmine is a lovely landscape addition.
Trachelospermum jasminoides is native to China and not the U.S. However, throughout the southern United States and Europe, it is a popular specimen in landscaping efforts.
White star-like flowers nearly an inch across pepper the oval leaves and woody vine of the star jasmine. With frequent pruning the vine can be morphed into a shrub 2 to 4 feet tall.
Star jasmine needs wet soil, full sun and humid weather throughout the growing season. When cold weather starts to set in, it needs less water and sun.
The star jasmine, which isn't a true jasmine at all, is hardy in Zones 8 to 10. The type you choose should have a hardiness level around 7.
You can propagate cuttings by using root powder to establish, preferably in the spring season.
This heavy, woody vine should not be grown where it can overtake a tree next to a building. In high wind situations, trees wrapped in the vine can be top-heavy and fall.
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