Asiatic Jasmine--botanical name needed - Knowledgebase Question

Maine, NY
Question by JKHathorn
December 5, 1997
My mother in MS wants to plant "Asiatic Jasmine"
but nurseries don't know what this ground cover is.
It has a small, triangular leaf with insignificant
flowers and scent. I need a botanical name and some leads
on locating the plant for next spring.

Answer from NGA
December 5, 1997


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.

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.

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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