Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Cuttings exude a white milky sap which can be a skin irritant.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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By dave on June 21, 2014

Today we open Vines and Climbers week by giving a list of the top 25 vines in our database, judged by how many contributions have been made to the various plant entries. Enjoy the list!

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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 5, 2015 10:05 AM

I received a very large potted specimen in a trade. I kept it in a pot in the basement in winter, under one of the windows where it would get some natural light on top of the fluorescents that remain on down there. It decided to begin blooming a few weeks before it was warm enough for it to go outside, and the entire basement smelled wonderful! To bad I didn't have space for it upstairs because by the time I could bring it outdoors it was almost done blooming. But the foliage was pretty anyway.

I can also attest that this is definitely a drought- and shade-tolerant plant. I constantly forgot to water it, and it sat in the corner near our front door where its plastic pot got blasted by blazing hot afternoon sun for a few hours every day and was otherwise shaded. Its leathery, glossy leaves never seemed to wilt, so I didn't usually pay it much attention because it didn't look bad. It's in the basement again this winter, and I wonder if we'll have a jasmine-scented basement this spring.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 22, 2011 5:55 PM

Trachelospermum jasminoides ("Confederate Jasmine") is native to China but has been popular in North America for centuries. Although not a true jasmine, it is a fast growing, twining scrambling vine that can attain heights to 40'. It requires sun to partial shade to do well, is drought tolerant and pretty much pest free. Confederate Jasmine has extremely fragrant blooms from spring to early summer.

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Plant Events from our members
GaNinFl On September 12, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Took cuttings to attempt my first ever development of new plants using this method.
Chantell On June 5, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Was certain the last winter did this little gal in but am seeing one strand coming up now.
Chantell On June 20, 2007 Obtained plant
Since borderline hardy here planted to right of stoop/step. Hoping the concrete heat will help it through our winters.
gardengus On June 3, 2015 Obtained plant
MunchkinsMom On April 4, 2016 Obtained plant
Planted about 1983, cut to the ground one time, still going strong
tabbycat On April 1, 2020 Bloomed
1st of 2020 thru May 15
tabbycat On May 20, 2019 Entered Dormancy
blooms are finished
tabbycat On April 4, 2019 Bloomed
Found 1st few blooms
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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id? by ardesia May 4, 2019 5:58 PM 4
Fragrance by Macli May 16, 2017 4:34 PM 1
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Unidentified Jasmine Plant by sandcardet Jun 30, 2020 1:57 PM 1
What flower is this? by Andy2019 Jun 16, 2020 5:00 PM 2
Trachelospermum jasminoides by Rachel256 Jun 4, 2020 9:36 AM 1
Jasmine plant in winter by LaurieBrooklyn Nov 19, 2019 2:13 PM 5
Star Jasmine vine has never flowered by themonarchkey Jul 10, 2019 12:27 PM 11
What is fragrant vine? by Sidsthumb Apr 25, 2019 12:28 PM 4
Plant allergies by dianne8149 Sep 1, 2018 7:28 AM 3
Plant ID, please. by thefitter Jul 16, 2018 5:06 PM 8
Strange growth on confederate jasmine by ari_darkflower Oct 9, 2017 12:21 AM 13

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