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Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate jasmine)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Other names

Chinese ivy, Chinese jasmine, Star jasmine, Confederate jasmine, Jasmin rhynchospermum, Jasmin rhyncospermum

Genus

Trachelospermum Trachelospermum

Species

T. jasminoides - T. jasminoides is a woody, twining, evergreen climber with oval, glossy, dark green leaves, often turning deep bronze-red in winter, and, in summer, clusters of strongly fragrant, pure white flowers that fade to cream with age.


Trachelospermum jasminoides is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely perfume, particularly in the evening.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate jasmine) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

In colder climates, best grown in a container and overwintered indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Other names

Chinese ivy, Chinese jasmine, Star jasmine, Confederate jasmine, Jasmin rhynchospermum, Jasmin rhyncospermum

Genus

Trachelospermum Trachelospermum

Species

T. jasminoides - T. jasminoides is a woody, twining, evergreen climber with oval, glossy, dark green leaves, often turning deep bronze-red in winter, and, in summer, clusters of strongly fragrant, pure white flowers that fade to cream with age.

Native to

China, Japan

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely perfume, particularly in the evening.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate jasmine) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

In colder climates, best grown in a container and overwintered indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate jasmine)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus pandurus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate jasmine)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus hospes

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

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Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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