Trachelospermum jasminoides

star jasmine

2 litre pot
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Excellent for introducing scented glamour into courtyards, city gardens or roof terraces and in warm sunny borders at the foot of a sheltered south-facing wall

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Flower colour: white flowers
  • Other features: very fragrant flowers
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    An attractive woody, evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which turn bronze in winter. Clusters of fragrant, pure white flowers are produced from mid- to late summer. It is best grown against a warm, sunny wall in milder areas or in a greenhouse or conservatory in areas prone to severe frosts.

  • 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 frost-free spot in winter.

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  • Q:

    A simple question I hope - what size of plant is supplied?
    Asked on 9/11/2015 by JML from Hampshire

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      This plant in a 2lt pot will be approx 60cm tall.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 10/11/2015 by Georgina from crocus
  • Q:

    I bought and planted one of these star jasmine plants in April to grow round a garden arch. Though the roots are mostly in shade, the plant gets afternoon/evening sun. Last month I noticed that the leaves had started to get dark brown spots on them and I'm not sure what the cause is. The plant looks generally healthy and is flowering, and the leaves aren't fully turning brown, but the spots are on nearly all leaves, including new growth coming through. I've pruned off some of the worst affected, but don't want to remove them all otherwise I'd be stripping the young plant of most of its leaves! Are the spots likely to be fungal or environmental? It has been quite a cool, wet summer?
    Asked on 16/8/2015 by gardening_novice from Leeds

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  • Q:

    I want to plant one of these in my small inner London garden against a wall/trellis and wonder what is the best month to plant it to ensure it gets off to the best possible start?
    Also we have a clay soil - I see them in neighbours' gardnes so believe it will grow but wonder about any special planting and care tips?
    Asked on 28/6/2015 by Tango from Finsbury Park, North London

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      The best times for planting are either spring (or if you have a sheltered garden) autumn. It can however be planted in summer providing you make sure it is kept well watered. They tend to be quite happy in clay soils, provided they are not too heavy or remain waterlogged for any length of time. They need to be kept well fed (a good general purpose fertiliser such as Vitax Q4 ids ideal) and watered and if they get too big, they can be cut back to fit the available space after they have finished flowering.

      Answered on 1/7/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Hi We have just planted 4 Trachelospermum Jasminoides at the 4 corners of a new pergola. They are planted in the ground. Can you please advise on what I need to do to encourage them to climb up the pergola? Thank you
    Asked on 9/6/2015 by Hellyhall315 from Peterborough

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      You will need to provide something for the twining stems to cling to and make sure the plants are kept well fed and watered, as this will encourage new growth.

      Answered on 10/6/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Is trachelospermum self clinging. If it is will it damage a brick wall. Thanks
    Asked on 5/6/2015 by nordicwalkingcarreras from london

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      These are twining climbers, so need to have something to twine around for support - some trellis, an arbour etc. Therefore they will not cause any harm at all to your brick wall.

      Answered on 5/6/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    We have just bought 2 Trachelospermum jasminiodes which we have planted in a metre long trough to grow up a trellis. We have separated and attached the stems to the trellis and planted in multi purpose compost. We have watered probably every other day and the compost is moist at all times. When we got them they had a few yellow/red tinged leaves, these fell off. Since then more of the mature leaves have gone yellow/red (with red/brown spots on the back). Is this anything to worry about I.e disease? Thanks
    Asked on 26/5/2015 by Sunny from Hertfordshire

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      If it is the older foliage, then I would not be too alarmed as it is quite normal for evergreen plants to lose some of their older leaves as they put on fresh new growth.

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

    how tall is the 10 litre pot and is it mutli stemed plant or just a single and tall one please? i wonder if you could show us some photos of the actual plants you are selling please?
    Asked on 25/5/2015 by redblue27 from bromley, south east london

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      I'm afraid that as we have such a high turnover, we cannot show you photos of the plants we are actually selling, but as a very general guide, this will be around 1.75m tall and will have a couple of stems.

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

    Hello there,
    I've just received a Star Jasmine from you. Taken out of the box and noticed a few yellow leaves over all the plant ...
    I've repotted in much larger pot with a Peat Free compost and placed in garden. I'm monitoring the progress to see if the leaves to make sure they don't get worse.. I have give the plant a watering along with small amount of Tomatoe food when potted on..there are signs of new growth heads or oncoming flowers..... Is there any thing else i should do.. Example - unravel the vines and train up some bamboo, a Give it extra feed and if so how much .... I haven't undone any of the ties on the plant which are attached to bamboo cane already... Should I untie and train up some more bamboo ?? Many thanks
    Asked on 3/5/2015 by Tommyvb from East Yorkshire

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      I would definitely recommend gently untying it and unraveling the stems so it can climb onto a more permanent support. I would also advise against overfeeding, so for now, just let it settle in before giving it something else (keep in mind that most potting composts contain enough fertiliser to last around 6 weeks). As for the yellow leaves, it is quite normal for these to lose some of their older leaves as they put on lots of fresh new growth each spring.

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

    Hi - I'd like to use trachiospermum to cover a long south facing fence in a London garden and am trying to decide how many and what size to buy. Can you tell me approximately how tall the 3l pot plants are? Thank you.
    Asked on 3/5/2015 by Novice gardener from London

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      These should be around 60cm tall in a 2-litre pot.

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

    Hello, I have a tracylospermum jasminoides which I planted last autumn on a south facing wall about 12" away from the wall. It appears to be alive but hasn't grown at all. Initially it received full sun, but is now more shaded due to a laurel growing very vigourously nearby. It has been watered occasionally. Could you tell me how best to get it to grow . Many thanks
    Asked on 18/4/2015 by Scenic from Surrey

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      If you planted this in autumn, then I would not expect to see any new growth this early in the year. Usually you would start to see some signs of life by mid-June, so you may need to be patient, but for now you could feed it with Vitax Q4 and give the laurel a clip back so it doesn't steal all the sun.

      Answered on 22/4/2015 by Helen from crocus
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