The Q&A Archives: Asiatic Jasmine--botanical name needed

Question: My mother in MS wants to plant "Asiatic Jasmine"<br>but nurseries don't know what this ground cover is.<br>It has a small, triangular leaf with insignificant<br>flowers and scent. I need a botanical name and some leads<br>on locating the plant for next spring.

Answer: There are two possibilities - Jasminum polyanthum is an evergreen woody vine that's about the only member of the Jasmine family that might be considered as a ground cover.<br><br>The second possibility is Trachelospermum jasminoides, or Star Jasmine.It, too, is an evergreen vine with a jasmine type scent. The leaves are pointed ovals which might be described as triangular.<br><br>Try Louisiana Nursery as a source for both these plants (Rt. 7, Box 43, Opelousas, LA 70570; ph# 318/948-3696.

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