Asiatic Jasmine Plants (Trachelospermum asiaticum)Asiatic Jasmine Plants (Trachelospermum asiaticum)

Asiatic Jasmine Plants

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Trachelospermum asiaticum

  • Glossy evergreen leaves
  • Medium growth to 6m x 3m
  • Small white flowers with a yellow centre
  • Delicious sweet scent
  • Blooms June to August
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Hardiness rating H4
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Asian / Chinese Jasmine Plants, Trachelospermum asiaticum

Compared to its sibling Star Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Asiatic Jasmine has smaller, darker leaves and much daintier flowers, which mature from white to pale yellow, with a yellow centre. A lovely climbing plant for a sheltered spot or a south facing wall. Flowers mid to late summer.

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Features:

  • Glossy evergreen leaves
  • Medium growth to 6m x 3m
  • Small white flowers with a yellow centre
  • Delicious sweet scent
  • Blooms June to August
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Hardiness rating H4
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Trachelospermum asiaticum

It needs an element of shelter and will do best away from drying winds, preferably against a warm wall. It performs beautifully in partial shade.

A good container plant, it needs a well-drained moisture retentive soil but is not fussy about pH. It will require support and is good grown as a pillar or over an arch as long as the site is not too exposed.

In Your Garden Design

Place somewhere near where you sit so that you can pick up the delicious scent of this gorgeous jasmine, perhaps trailed over an arch by a table in a small garden. Clematis looks fabulous planted through jasmine, which will hide the legginess of the clematis.

Jasmine looks wonderfully Mediterranean against box: in a narrow border you could create a low hedge and train jasmine to go along a wall behind or plant in a container and place alongside a topiary box structure. You could also make a feature of a scented garden containing other fragrant climbers such as honeysuckle and sweet-smelling plants such as complementary-coloured roses, phlox, freesias and sweet alyssum.

Did You Know?

There have been several punch ups between taxonomists over the classification of this jasmine, which has gone by the handles Trachelospermum divaricatum, T. asiaticum majus, and T. crocostemon. There is also a potential confusion with Jasminum polyanthum, as both species are referred to as Chinese Jasmine.

Planting and Care Instructions

How to grow Trachelospermum asiaticum:

Needs a constantly moist root run during the growing season and so it is essential to incorporate a humus rich compost around the roots when planting.

Make a good size hole, larger than the root ball, add some bonemeal and Root Grow around the roots and back fill with the compost. Water in well and mulch. It will need support. If growing against a wall use trellis or vine eyes and wires and tie in the major stems.

Look out for: Trachelospermum jasminoides is frost hardy but may need protection in severe winters. It does not do well in exposed sites with drying winds or with impoverished soils and so will benefit from a monthly feed during the growing season and should be kept well watered throughout the summer. It may occasionally suffer with scale insects which can be removed with the use of horticultural oils or a dilute solution of washing up liquid.