Trachelospermum jasminoides Star of Toscana ('Selbra') (PBR)

yellow star jasmine

3 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    A new and attractive woody, evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which often turn bronze in winter. Unlike its well established and much-loved relative, its flowers are yellow, but they still have the same sweet perfume. These appear in clusers over along period from summer to autumn. Happiest grown against a warm, sunny wall in milder areas, it is said to be hardy to -10C, but in areas prone to severe frosts it will need winter protection.

  • Garden care: After flowering has finished prune back to fit the available space. In frost prone areas, grow in pots of loam-based potting compost, such as John Innes No2 and move to a sheltered spot in winter.

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  • Q:

    Hi, would this plant be suitable for growing up a pergola? I am after an evergreen jasmine that flowers in the summer rather than the spring. Thanks
    Asked on 19/11/2014 by Mac from Berkshire

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      A:

      Hello there
      Yes you could grow this up a pergola, but it is only frost hardy so it will need a sheltered, protected spot where it won't be caught by frosts and cold weather. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 20/11/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
  • Q:

    I have had a trachelospermum jasminoides for 4 years (in a large pot) but for the last 2 summers it has not flowered. Should I be feeding it with something to enable it to flower?
    Thank you.
    Asked on 8/29/2014 by Diana from Hampshire

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      It may need a larger pot as these plants can get pretty big, so think about potting it up in autumn. Also, in spring next year, you can also start feeding with a general purpose fertiliser such as MiracleGro.

      Answered on 9/1/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    How to look after trachelospermum jasminoides, feed, watering etc
    Asked on 7/8/2014 by Mrs Courtenay from `wiltshire

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      Ideally you should plant it out so it can grow against a sunny, sheltered wall. It should be kept well watered during the growing season and fed (following the instructions on the packet) with a good, general purpose fertiliser such as Vitax Q4 or MiracleGro. If it gets too big you can cut it back to its allotted space immediately after flowering.

      Answered on 7/10/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    I am not really a plant person (and is probably a stupid question) but buying this for a friend for her birthday which is in July. As you have this special offer on I want to buy it now but wanted to check that it will keep until her birthday?
    Asked on 6/20/2014 by babyblue from Aylesbury

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      This plant will keep in its pot until July, provided it is kept outside in a sheltered spot and watered regularly.

      Answered on 6/26/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Hi, would this be suitable for growing in a north east facing conservatory?
    Asked on 5/13/2014 by Bee from Devon

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      Ideally this should be planted in a sheltered spot outside, however it may be possible to grow in an unheated conservatory in a very large pot filled with John Innes No2. They do prefer a sunny spot however, so may not flower so well in shadier conditions.

      Answered on 5/22/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    could this grow up a cedar tree - partial shade all year round? The tree is in a flower bed. It has a 3 metre bare trunk (with netting) before branching, so not very atractive lower down. If not what alternate climber would you recommend - not necessarily evergreen.
    Asked on 5/11/2014 by hedgepig from North London

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      I don't think this climber will cope with the conditions you describe, in fact most plants will struggle as I imaging the well-established root system of the cedar will be taking up the available water and nutrients. If you want to try something, then I would suggest a tough plant like one of the Hederas.

      http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hedera/sort.0/

      Please keep in mind however that even these will need to be kept really well fed and watered if they are to survive,

      Answered on 5/12/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    How big a container would I need to grow this plant in?
    Asked on 5/6/2014 by mit from Islington

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      A:

      Hello there
      I would plant it in approx a 50cm pot, in a John Innes No 3 compost, but do keep it watered and don't let it dry out.

      Answered on 5/8/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
  • Q:

    Can l grow this in a pot on a west facing wall ?
    Asked on 4/18/2014 by Violet from Farnham,surrey

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      Yes this lovely climber is suitable for a warm sunny, west facing wall in milder areas. It is classed as 'frost hardy' so will need some protection from cold weather and frosts.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 4/22/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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