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

yellow star jasmine

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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:

    can I grow yellow star jasmine in a large ( 3ft tall) pot? it would be sharing with a patio wisteria.
    Asked on 9/4/2017 by chipper from merseyside

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      While the Trachelospermum would be ok on its own in a really large pot for several years, I would not advise planting it with a Wisteria as ultimately both plants are large, so would much prefer being planted in the ground.

      Answered on 12/4/2017 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Would trachelospermum jasmine ideas thrive in Surrey grown against a fence which is south west facing ?
    Asked on 9/12/2016 by Happygardener from Surrey

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      I'm afraif I cannot be too specific as it will really depend on the conditions in your garden, however if the spot is reasonably sheltered and the soil is not too heavy and wet (particularly in winter), then you should have a good chance.

      Answered on 16/12/2016 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    does the Trachelospermum jasminoides Star of Toscana smell as strong as the white Trachelospermum jasminoides?
    Asked on 26/10/2016 by Angharad from London

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there

      As far as I know the scent is much the same as Trachelospermum jasminoides.

      Answered on 27/10/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
  • Q:

    Are these plants self-supporting i.e. would they cling without additional support to a brick wall, similar to the way, say, ivy would?
    Asked on 21/9/2016 by Ladybird from Winchester

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      No this climber needs a support like a trellis or frame to twist up.

      Answered on 22/9/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
  • Q:

    I would like to plant an evergreen jasmine on an open metal fence in full sun, subject to strong westerly winds. I like the Star of Toscane but would T Asiaticum Goshiki, T Variegatum or T Wilsonii be better? The soil seems to be tending towards clay. I'm mostly interested in successful growth as this borders a neighbour's property and l want it to look good for them too.
    Asked on 13/8/2016 by Pansy Potter from Newton Abbot Devon.

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      All the Trachelospermums need a relatively sheltered spot to thrive, so they may not be suitable for the exposed spot you have in mind.

      Answered on 26/9/2016 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    I have a 3 yr old Trachelospernum Jasminoides, looks v healthy & happy, growing well to top of porch & now coming across -but never flowered! HELP!
    Asked on 26/5/2015 by hobbledehoye from Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      If it is getting plenty of sun, water and fertiliser then you could give it a bit of a push by feeding with a fertiliser that is high in Potash. The best would be either Sulphate of Potash or Tomorite - just make sure you follow the directions.

      Answered on 27/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    We are looking for some kind of hardy evergreen climbing plant to form a nice and neat door arch. It will be east facing and partially shaded with a large tree in front of our door on the pedestrian pavement. Would you recommend this plant to be easily trimmed to form the shape and ok to grow in partially shaded east facing location?
    Asked on 12/5/2015 by Cindy from Surrey

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      Unfortunately this climber is not fully hardy and it does prefer a sunnier spot, so it would not be ideal. A better option would be Hedera helix Glacier - please click on the following link to go straight to it.

      Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Hi, bought this from you last autumn and we are waiting for it to get going this year, how high will it grow this year roughly do you think? Also I planted it slightly lower than the ground level, was this the right thing to do?
    thanks
    Asked on 22/4/2015 by emmamo from Torquay

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      Ideally these should be planted so the soil level is the same as it was in the pot. As for growth rate, this is tricky as it largely depends on external factors such as the available water, light and nutrients. It has to be said that these are not the fastest growing climbers though - at least until they get well established, so you may need to be patient.

      Answered on 5/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Would this be toxic to dogs? I am looking for an evergreen climber that will also flower and hopefully grow quite quickly.
    Thanks.
    Asked on 25/3/2015 by Cassie33

    1 answer

  • Q:

    Hi would this plant be ok to grow in the garden with gravel around the bottom sort of like in a gravel garden
    Thanks
    Asked on 6/3/2015 by GAZZA from CHESTERFIELD DERBYSHIRE

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      Yes as long as it is planted in a sheltered sunny position, in soil, and is kept well watered it should be fine.
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 6/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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