|How to grow Trachelospermum jasminoides|
Commonly known as the Star Jasmine or Confederate Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides is a relative new-comer to the English gardener although a popular choice across the Mediterranean and Southeastern United States. Native to eastern and southeastern Asia it is a surprisingly frost-hardy, evergreen climber despite its subtropical and tropical origins. It is noted for its clusters of highly fragrant blooms and deep-green foliage which can take on a bronze flush during colder winters.
In northern European climates Trachelospermum jasminoides will perform best grown against a warm, sunny wall. It will even grow in partial shade to full shade in warmer climates although flowering will not be as impressive. Be aware that it will struggle in regions prone to extended periods of freezing wet conditions. Under these circumstances Trachelospermum jasminoides will be best cultivated as a greenhouse or conservatory specimen.
|Trachelospermum jasminoides flowers|
Trachelospermum jasminoides can be prone to scale or woolly aphid, especially when grown against the protection of a wall. Voles and rabbits can be a problem in rural areas as they like the young stems.
Pruning is not required, unless you wish to limit its growth by remove vigorous shoots. This can be carried out in March.
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