Jasmine - Trachelospermum
Confederate jasmine or Star jasmine is an evergreen vine
or groundcover, irregular, climing of medium texture.
Growth rate is fairly rapid. Native of Eastern India to
China and Japan. Leaves are opposite, simple, oval to
ovate, thick and shiny. Stem is thin and wiry, dark
brown. Develops aerial roots when climbing. Exudes milky
sap when broken. Flowers are white, very fragrant,
pinwheel-like 1 inch wide. Blooms April - May.
Moderately salt tolerant.
shade, part sun
water to keep from drying out and remaining dry.
Pruning and wiring:
Branching can be encouraged by pinching the stems.
As most vines, it can be trained into a variety of
Semi-hardwood cuttings under mist with rooting hormone
Repotting: The tree needs annual repotting and may be
pruned. Not particular about the type of soil, however
it should be
Pests and diseases:
Scale, sooty mold.