Syn. Rhynchospermum jasminoides
Common name: Star jasmine, Confederate jasmine, Chinese ivy
Native to: Japan, Far East
Trachelospermum are self-twining evergreen climbing shrubs with glossy ovate leaves and jasmine-like, highly fragrant flowers, sometimes followed by bean-like seed-pods.
T. jasminoides is a vigorous medium-sized evergreen twining woody climber with glossy dark green, oval leaves 5-8cm in length and often turning deep red in winter; clusters of very fragrant white flowers 2.5cm in width become cream with age.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to light partial shade
Flowers: White star-shaped flowers
Foliage: Evergreen, glossy ovate leaves
Growth habit: Self-twining, climbing
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 8 metres
Spread: Up to 8 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers fertile, moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched. Does not like waterlogging.
Uses: Dark green foliage and prolific flower display. Does well on fences, arches, gazebos, trellis, walls and as an accent plant, in containers, in planters and on structures.