Trachelospermum jasminoides

2.5 litre pot - 1.2m £44.99
available to order from winter 2021
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Buy Trachelospermum jasminoides star jasmine: Very fragrant white flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • 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 No.2 and move to a frost-free spot in winter.

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Notes on Trachelospermum jasminoides

"A slow climber for a warm wall - with high-gloss, dark-green leaves supporting clusters of evening-fragrant, clear-white tubular flowers - gloriously luminous and sensuous on a summer’s evening"

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Very nice!


Came quickly and doing great in the garden, even after our cold spells. Can't wait to see it grow and bloom in the summer!

Lizzy G



Arrived well packaged, healthy looking good sized plant.


Trained along a wooden fence. Good coverage, good scent.


Central England


Great evergreen


I bought two of these and have them in pots on the patio. They're twining themselves along wire and up onto some trellis very nicely, giving me some nice year-round screening from my neighbours.




I would buy this shrub again


I've planted this in a large tub at the base of a wooden arch intending to train it up. I am looking forward to enjoying its scent next year



Still alive.. no flowers yet.


I'm not sure why this hasn't flowered, but has survived the winter. I bought for fragrant flowers and so hopefully it will bloom soon.

Keen learner london



Pleasantly surprised


Bought from crocus to cover some unsightly fence posts. Really surprised by the size, and how healthy looking these plants where when they arrived. Highly recommended.


East Yorkshire


I would buy this plant in a 6 litre pot


I ordered this plant in March last year (2018) it came perfectly packaged and healthy. I ordered 2. However, it has taken a while to grow. It did bloom last summer despite its small size but towards the end of august began growing leggy stems (2 in total) I was worried that the plant will look unbalanced and bottom heavy decided to prune these back. The plants have survived this winter and I will try relocate them to a sunnier spot to see if they will grow bigger. So far I can see light green buds so that's a good sign. I wanted them to grow along the wall but I think it may take a couple of years to really establish. So if you are looking for a rapid climber this isn't the one for you.

Garden enthusiast

East Riding of Yorkshire


Consistently high quality plants


This is the latest of several shrubs that we have bought from Crocus. They have been so consistently good that Crocus is now our "go to" site for plants. Every order has been delivered on time, beautifully packaged and in really healthy condition. Highly recommended.


Wellington, Somerset


A strong, robust plant


I bought this plant late in the season last year. It arrived in flower but it has not flowered yet since I planted it - hence only the four stars. It is planted against a west facing fence and now, in mid February, it is looking very strong and healthy, having survived very well all the winter weather so far. - five stars for how it looks now, I am looking forward very much to enjoying its fragrant flowers.


Near Lincoln


I would buy this product again







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Hello, I bought three specimen Jasmine shrubs which were plated in a trough placed where it gets sun most of the day. Whilst it's flowering and growing well, the leaves have gone a rusty colour. Is there some way I can help them?


The leaves of these plants does tend to turn reddish when the temperatures drop, however as it is summer, then I suspect the plants are feeling overcrowded (three of these in one trough is very dense planting), so I would either try to separate them, potting each up into its own pot, or keeping them as well fed and watered as possible, but resigning yourself to the fact that in the long term, these plants will need to be replaced.


Hello, we have a small, fenced London garden that is south facing. Would it be ok to plant this now, or might it be better to wait until spring?


The chances are that it will be fine in a sheltered London garden, however it is not fully hardy, so if we have another winter like the last one, you could lose it. If you are concerned, then it may be better to wait until the spring, as that way it will have a full season to get established before it has to face its first winter outside.


Can it be grown in a container? If so what size/shape would you recommend and what sort of potting mix? Thanks


Hello there Yes this can be grown in a pot but make sure it is a good sized pot, something like a 50-60cm diameter, and make sure it is keep well watered and fed. I would use a good compost like a John Innes no3.

Please may I ask when is the best time to plant outside? As we're already into December am I too late? Thank you.


Hello, This plant is not quite fully hardy, so unless you have a particularly sheltered garden, I would advise waiting until spring before planting out.


Please could you tell me how many plants I would need to cover a fence that is approx. 5-6m long?


Hello, It really depends on how impatient you are. These plants have an ultimate height and spread of around 3 x 9m, so if you are happy to wait, then you could probably get away with just the one. If however you want more immediate cover, then you could plant three or even five along the fence.


My newest trachelospermum has been doing really well - lots of buds and flowers but the flowers have quickly turned brown. Another (much more established) plant in a different border is in much better condition - thousands of healthy flowers. I think the aspect is right but the new plant is in clay soil (into which I have tried to incorporate much topsoil) whereas the older plant is not. Is this the problem?


Hello, There are a couple of things that may be causing this, however I think that the main cause is probably related to how much sun the plant is getting. Flowers will tend to fade faster if they get lots of hot mid-day or early afternoon sun, and watering may also play a part as the flowers will be the first thing to be shed if the plant is stressed. Finally, when watering, avoid wetting the flowers as this too may cause them to rot, or if hit by strong sunlight soon afterwards, scorch.

Hello I was thinking of buying this climber to grow up a small North-East facing wall. The wall will get the sun early morning but not after. Does that count as "full sun" or should it be west or south? Thanks


Hello there Really a Trachelospermum needs a sheltered, sunny south or west facing aspect, so a north east aspect won't be warm enough for it. There are other plants that will grow in a north east aspect with limited sun. I have attached a link below. Hope this helps

Hi there: How long is the flowering period? Is it as long as the Star of Toscana? What are the differences between the two apart from colour? Thanks!


Hello, These tend to flower from mid- to late summer, although the weather does affect this, and they often have a smattering of flowers into autumn.


A simple question I hope - what size of plant is supplied?


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


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?


Hello, I suspect you are right on two counts as it is likely that the spots are caused by a fungus (fungal leaf spot actually) and that this is often brought about by environmental stress. For more information please click on the following link.


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