Star Jasmine, a beautifully scented and evergreen climber. They’re slow-growing and would look nice to climb a wall or a fence. Star jasmine can be planted near a place where you can take in the sweet, tarry scent of its tiny starry white flowers during a summer evening. The Plant thrives in full sun, but it can also be grown in partial shade.
Growing Star Jasmine at Home
Star jasmine are grown in well-drained soil, preferably against a south-facing brick wall. During the growing season, water regularly and give it a feeding once per week. It can be self-clinging but you might need to attach young shoots to a trellis or another support until it becomes established.
Where to Grow Star Jasmine
Star jasmine should be grown in well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shadow, and protected from drying winds. This will ensure the best results. To encourage plants to grow in the right direction, provide some support. Jasmine does not require deep soil for good growth. It can also be grown in pots.
Add plenty of grit, well-rotted compost and a few mycorrhizal mushrooms to a large hole. Fill in the hole and firm it up before watering.
Propagating Star Jasmine
Layer the plant in spring to make a terrarium, or cut it in summer and fall.
Taking Care of Jasmine
Water the evergreen jasmine plant daily and give it a liquid fertilizer every month during the growing season. You don’t have to water them too much in the winter. For the plant training, use canes that are set at an angle to the fence or wall, or a trellis. Once established, the star jasmine Plant will be a self-clinging climber and won’t require much attention. Spring Tie in any stray shoots to ensure they twine in the correct direction.
Jasmine Varieties to Grow
Trachelospermum Jasminoides – The classic star jasmine, a woody climber with dark green leaves that turn bronze in winter. From mid- to late Summer, the fragrant white flowers bloom.
Trachelospermum Asiaticum – The Chinese jasmine can be grown indoors or outdoors, but keep in mind that the plant is not hardy enough to tolerate winter. It produces the jasmine-scented, cream white flowers that bloom from mid- to end-of-summer. The plant also bears dark evergreen leaves.
Trachelospermum Asiaticum “Ogon Nishiki” – This Asian variety has variegated, gold, yellow, and white contrast leaves that have excellent autumn colouring. You can use it as a climber but need to be supported well. It can also be used for ground cover. It is not hardy and can cause skin irritation.
Trachelospermum Jasminoides “Variegatum” – The evergreen leaves have a pale cream variegation along the margins.