General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: Trails and climbs 6-20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves emerge bronze shades and mature to glossy and often turn bronze in cold weather.green
Fruit: Other: 3 to 8 inch long slender pod containing numerous feathery seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
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
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Star Jasmine
  • Confederate Jasmine

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Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-25
Nursery label showed Confederate Jasmine, large leaf.
Location: raised bed
Lovely winter stress color on these leaves.
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Location: My Yard
Date: 8/4/21014
Location: At the Winchester Gardens - San Jose, CA
Date: 2012-06-02
Star Jasmine creeping with another ivy fully covering a tree
Location: Terrell Park
Date: 2014-04-26
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-05-02
Location: Front Garden, Maryland Zone 7a
Date: 5/31/2014
potted Confederate Jasmine end of spring bloom
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2022
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2017-05-31
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2023)
Date: May 4, 2023
Confederate Jasmine # 215 nn; LHB p. 811, 169-6-1; AG p. 338, 66-
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: April 2013
These tiny blooms are intensely fragrant.
Location: Zone 8a
Date: Mid-Spring
This vine was planted over my fence 8 years ago. It’s survived
Location: Hidden Hills CA
Date: 2013-04-29
Location: My Yard
Date: 2015-04-18
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-25
1st year specimen.  Will be in full sun most of day along unused
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2023)
Date: May 4, 2023
Confederate Jasmine # 215 nn; LHB p. 811, 169-6-1; AG p. 338, 66-
Location: Bryan, TX
Date: Apr 28, 2006 10:19 AM
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2016-05-25
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-22
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2010-04-18
Location: Hidden Hills CA
Date: 2013-04-29
Covering a wrought iron fence
Location: Archer, Florida
Date: 2019-04-23
Location: Marianna, Florida panhandle
Date: 2017-05-10
Smells like heavenly root beer! Blooming profusely despite drough
Location: My Yard
Date: 2015-04-18
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-03
Has a lovely scent
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: May 10, 2005 2:58 PM
Location: Jardim do Grottes de Sao Vicente - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-17
Location: My Yard
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Enterprise, AL
Date: 2015-04-21

Date: April 2011
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: KALAMA WA
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Photo by ari_darkflower
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Jardim do Grottes de Sao Vicente - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-17

Date: 2014-09-08
Location: Bryan, TX
Date: Apr 28, 2006 10:19 AM
A wall of fragrant blooms

Date: 2010-07-12
Photo courtesy of: tmizo
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Marianna, Florida panhandle
Date: 2017-05-10

Date: 2015-06-10

Date: 2015-06-10
Location: Side yard in Sun Lakes AZ
Date: 2020-08-11
Too Hot??
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-03-13
Growing as a groundcover
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-04-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-04-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-04-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-04-24
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-04-16
Location: Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-01-29
Location: Mountain City, Tx
Date: 2016-05-13

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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Location: Irmo, SC
Date: 2017-09-22
One of the best smelling blooms ever.
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: April 2013
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Comments:
  • Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 5, 2015 10:05 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 22, 2011 5:55 PM concerning plant:
    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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GaNinFl On September 12, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Took cuttings to attempt my first ever development of new plants using this method.
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
Chantell On July 3, 2022 Bloomed
Not hardy here but came back and blooming beautifully!! Definate microclimate in the front left flower bed.
Chantell On May 6, 2021 Obtained plant
Purchased from Walmart. Planted as an annual to left of front steps at new home. Hoping it'll receive enough heat there to come back each year.
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.
MuseLea On February 26, 2022 Obtained plant
MySecretIslandGarden On May 3, 2023 Bloomed
WebTucker On May 3, 2023 Obtained plant
WebTucker On May 3, 2023 Bloomed
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