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Re: Trachelospermum jasminoides

Message from Fannie Leigh

In forum: General

I have one that did nothing for two years (it was however, planted in gravel). Absolutely desperate for the screen, I gave it a double dose of Tomorite, and lo and behold, heads up and bright shiny new leaves!

  • Posted: Sun. 10th June 2018 23:14

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Question from Paul Grinham

In forum: General

I have a 2 x Trachelospermum jasminoides on a post and wire support that simply have no vigour - they are not dead but they show no inclination to fill the wires with a nice green back drop and scent when in flower. They are 2 years old and are probably no bigger then when planted.

They are well mulched and chicken pellets dug in each year. Any suggestions on what might be the issue / how to perk up.

Also any suggestions on what might work in the say way ie evergreen screen

  • Posted: Mon. 2nd April 2018 19:32

Re: Can anyone identify this?

Message from pootros

In forum: Identify a plant

If you spotted a little white flower maybe trachelospermum jasminoides?

look at http://www.imagejuicy.com/images/plants/t/trachelospermum/2/

  • Posted: Thu. 26th May 2016 19:07

Re: Shade growing Climbers

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: New to gardening

Look up these also...clematis armadii, akebia quinata, trachelospermum jasminoides (part shade).

  • Posted: Sun. 20th April 2014 07:35

Re: White inflorescence, 5-petaled flowers, opposite? lanceolate leaves

Message from Alexia at Blooming Marvellous Plants

In forum: Identify a plant

I don't think it is valerian. Perhaps star jasmine, trachelospermum jasminoides?

  • Posted: Mon. 18th November 2013 22:19

Re: Re: Can someone identify this flower please

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: Identify a plant

In our experience, the coloured jasmins do not give you the 'heady' jasmin scent that you require. You would be better off with jasminum officinale (Common Jasmin) which is also not quite as vigorous but looses most of its foliage in winter. Other option is evergreen jasmin....which actually isnt a jasmin at all, its proper name is trachelospermum jasminoides. It has larger evergreen foliage with tends to look a little 'starved' in the winter months and can be lost in severe weather. It is a moderate grower in uk climates but has lovely jasmin-like and jasmin scented flowers during the summer.

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd September 2013 07:41

Re: Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'

Message from Catherine Winchester

In forum: Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'

Thanks, Kathy, for your encouraging reply. We left this plant where it was because it was performing beautifully and in recent years rewarded us with one or two flowers. This year (2013) there are many more! Something to do with all that rain, then sun, perhaps?

  • Posted: Wed. 24th July 2013 08:53

Re: Plant suggestion please?

Message from Judi Samuels Garden Design

In forum: General

Hi Debbie,
Again, not an evergreen climber but you might enjoy this plant for its exquisite blue berries (fruit) it is named Billardiera longiflora (do check for compatibility with your garden's aspect and soil). Now for something completely different, a columnar yew (Taxus media ‘Stricta Viridis’ with the beauty berry climbing through it. Alternatively, you could try Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate Jasmine) which has exquisite red colouring in leaves and perfumed flowers to fall for, but, this girl needs plenty of space!
Do let us know what you decide.
Best wishes, Judi.. :-)

  • Posted: Sat. 28th April 2012 06:55

Re: Re: Re: Need help with shade planting under trees, please.

Message from Linsey Evans

In forum: Garden design

Vitis coignetiae is wonderful - loves the shade, huge leaves (non fruiting), fab autumn colour - deciduous, but worth it. I've also grown Vitis vinifera atropurpurea in shade too. Clematis armandii will either grow fabulously or die - it's a bit like that, it should do really well in dry shade and sometimes does, but sometimes just doesn't (for no discernable reason). Someone else has said hydrangea petiolaris which is perfect. Loads of Clematis will grow in the shade - check on Shoot check labels to see which ones won't mind. Trachelospermum jasminoides will grow in shade and is a great (eventually vigorous) evergreen climber with white scented flowers in summer. I have also grown Actinidia kolomikta (fab leaves which look like they've been dipped in sugar pink paint) in shade - it's worth a go as its such a good plant. Wisteria will grow in shade. Itea illicifolia is a wall shrub with long catkins (like garrya) which will grow in shade but is a bit of a slow starter.

How about some flowering quince (Chaenomeles) 'Geisha Girl' is pretty if you don't want red or orange. Or a nicely trimmed cotoneaster is predictable, but pretty. You can also train Garrya elliptica as a wall shrub and it looks fantastic - great tassels for winter interest, grey leaves - it's a bit slow to establish.

If I think of any others I'll post again.


  • Posted: Mon. 23rd January 2012 08:02

Re: Red leaves on trachelospermum jasminoides

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Simon,
Leaf drop when newly planted isn't unusual - the plant may just be getting rid of older leaves so it has more energy to take hold. Having said that, however, if the other one isn't dropping any leaves, you might want to check the the less happy one is firmly in the ground. Give it a gentle tug - does it give too much? It might need lifting and refirming, making sure there are no air pockets around the roots. How much sun does it get?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Sat. 14th May 2011 23:41

Red leaves on trachelospermum jasminoides

Comment from Simon Lapthorne

In forum: General

I have two quite new and quite large (c.4-5ft) trachelospermum jasminoides that I've planted either side of an arch. One gets more sun than the other. the sunny one has started to put on some growth, the other hasn't and its leaves are turning red, which I thougt only happened in winter. They look healthy enough otherwise. Is this something to worry about?

  • Posted: Fri. 13th May 2011 16:37

Re: Ceanothus, Hebe & Frost

Message from Linda Regel

In forum: General

Hi Chris,
bad luck with your plants. I've had a mixture of results in the gardens I manage, some people have lost plants, some have sailed through. It was an exceptionally cold winter so it might be worth trying again if you really like Hebes and Ceanothus.
Otherwise I suggest the following, which don't seem to have been affected at all this year:
Box - Buxus sempervirens - evergreen and can be trimmed to a similar shape to hebes, though no flowers.
Choisya - also evergreen, scented white flowers in spring and late summer; the variety 'ternata' survived better than others
Trachelospermum jasminoides - evergreen jasmine; needs to be grown against a wall but has survived everywhere I planted it; not blue, but not a bad substitute for a wall trained ceanothus.
Hope this helps; if you do try hebes and ceanothus again, you could cover them with horticultural fleece if the weather turns arctic again next winter; it does seem to help

  • Posted: Tue. 15th February 2011 10:20

Re: winter feed

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Trachelospermum jasminoides

Hi Rhydian,

You only need to feed this plant during the growing season, so it shouldn’t require anything more than an occasional light watering whilst overwintering indoors.

Hope this helps! It’s a lovely plant. Don’t forget to add it to your ‘plants I have’ list to receive regular care instructions: Trachelospermum jasminoides.


  • Posted: Mon. 27th September 2010 18:46

Re: Re: Re: Best evergreens for fence above the pond

Message from Joanne

In forum: New to gardening

Dear Katy
Seems like ages since I posted that question and you kindly answered. I have taken your comments and suggestions on board and have purchased and now planted both plants. Ceanothus looks as it's got new growth by now, however the carpeneria has got some yellowing leaves at the very bottom, which I will need to watch!

I also need to tell you that I have a very large plant of Trachelospermum jasminoides a little further along the same fence, by our sun soaked decking. It mingles very nicely with a climbing rose Compassion on one side and the red flowered Trumpet wine on the other. So we are very much on the same wave lenght!

I note that you have also suggested passion fruit, but I must say that its flowers always look a little OTT to me.

However I have recently been looking at (and considering) a Berberis darwinii, Stenophyla or x lologensis "Mystery Fire".??? They all look very similar and I still have to discover their own individual merits. But must say that a prospect of having a lovely evergreen screen of unpenetrable growth, covered by a multitude of beautiful golden/yellow flowers and later by an abundance of berries is very tempting. Perhaps the neighbours would have a tougher job "trimming" it down for me, unlike the poor Akebia Quinata, which they have absolutely decimated by cutting all its growth of my pergola's trellis!

I enclose 2 photos of my mentioned Trachelospermum, rose Compassion and campsis, which has got a variageted holly as a neighbour on the othe rside.

I shall definitely post any photos of my new plants and the pond, once they get a little bit more established.

In the meantime thank you so much for your in-depth reply.


  • Posted: Sun. 12th September 2010 21:12

Re: Suggestions for terrazzo containers (contemporary style)

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: New to gardening

Thank you for attaching the photograph of your work in progress - this is extremely helpful

The limiting factor in the information that you have given about the planters along the back fence line is the width of the bed, I am assuming that you wish to have some height to cover the fence?

My first thoughts were to plant a line of Phyllostachys nigra (black stemmed bamboo), or P. aureosucculatra (yellow groove bamboo) which would grow quite quickly, and you could prune off any intrusive side shoots to expose those lovely shiney bamboo stems.

And then I thought of an evergreen climber - Trachelospermum jasminoides - but you will need to give it something to hang on to. It can be a little slow to get going, but once established it will give you attractive leaf cover all year round, with the added bonus of sweetly scented white flowers in the summer.

Going this route, you may find some spare spaces at the foot of the plant that you could populate with some small ornamental grasses such as Carex 'Evergold' or Festuca glauca, in a repeating pattern right across the garden.

I hope that this helps
Auntie Planty

  • Posted: Tue. 7th September 2010 17:18

Re: Re: Mediterranean garden

Message from Nicola

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Thanks so much for such a comprehensive and useful reply Kennett Garden Design! I am sure Jacky will be thrilled.

Here is an easy list of the plants mentioned:

Deschampsia cespitosa
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Scabiosa caucasica
Knautia macedonica
Succisa pratensis
Philadelphus Manteau d'Hermine
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Erigeron karvinskianus

Please show us how the garden looks when done and what you decide to plant!

  • Posted: Sat. 4th September 2010 04:24

Re: Mediterranean garden

Message from Robert Kennett - Garden Designer

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Nice climate down there for plants!

On a recent trip to Sicily I saw some wonderful wild combinations of grasses and wild scabious. You could repeat this look with Scabiosa caucasia, Knautia macedonica or Succisa pratensis.
Shrubs might include Coprosma, Myrtus (myrtle), Philadelphus Manteau d'Hermine (dwarf mock orange), Rosemarinus (Rosemary) and Lavender of course. Most of these are scented and I think a good evening aroma is key to a mediterranean garden. Best climber for aroma by far is Trachelospermum jasminoides - not actually Jasmine but this climber is much tider, more in control and has Jasmine like white (or now soft yellow version) flowers. But the scent is amazing!
Use a few spiky plants like Astelia, Agaves (better in pots) or Phormium for accent plants. And somewhere you ought to have some olive trees in terracotta pots. Erigeron karvinskianus is a great plant to have tumbling down some stony steps.
Hope this helps a little. Give me a shout if you'd like a planting plan.

  • Posted: Sat. 4th September 2010 03:56

Re: Re: Need some advice please on a climber from a pot

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sheila, Welcome to the site! The plants Katy described can be found on Shoot here:

Clematis armandii and Trachelospermum jasminoides

If you add them to your plants I have list in Shoot we'll also remind you how and when to care for them!

Hope you find the right climber for your arch. :-) All the best, Nicola

p.s. who is that gorgeous girl with you in your picture?

  • Posted: Fri. 13th August 2010 21:04

Re: Need some advice please on a climber from a pot

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sheila,

Could you give us a little more information about the site? Will the plant be getting full sun or is it shaded? Also whereabouts are you geographically – do you get harsh winters or are you somewhere mild?

A good all rounder in the meantime is Clematis armandii – an evergreen clematis that has beautifully scented white flowers in late spring. Another favourite is Trachelospermum jasminoides, which also has very fragrant blooms. This is a little less robust than the clematis though so wouldn’t work in a location exposed to frost.

With more information about the site however we can make some suggestions more specific to your needs.

Look forward to hearing back from you.


  • Posted: Fri. 13th August 2010 16:55

Re: Best evergreens for fence above the pond

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: New to gardening

Hi Joanne

I would add to Katy's comments by offering you the suggestion of Trachelospermum jasminoides or star jasmine.

As you are in London, you can consider this plant to be evergreen, it has very attractive leaves that (should) stay on the plant, and when it gets a a little cold, the leaves will tinge with red - that's their way of displaying stress, in a nice way! So there will not be a big issue of dropping leaves into the pond.

The plant will also give you a wonderful covering of small white smelliferous flowers throughout the summer.

It really is one of my top 10 favourite plants, and I can commend it to you - it might be a little slow to get going, but when it does, it will look really great!

Good luck
Auntie Planty

  • Posted: Thu. 15th July 2010 12:34