- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Flowering period: June to August
- Height: 4-8m
- Foliage: evergreen
- Hardiness: needs winter protection
Trachelospermum jasminoides. A much-loved evergreen climber grown for its glossy, dark green leaves which often turn bronze or red when the temperatures drop in winter. It bears heavenly, scented starry flowers in mid-summer. Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Star of Tocane’ produces lovely yellow flowers. These climbers flower best in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position, as they dislike cold, drying winds.
How and when to prune Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jasmine). A mature Trachelospermum jasminoides needs little pruning. If necessary remove weak or damaged growth. You can also cut back badly placed shoots. Do this job in March. If there are frosts, delay pruning.
Drastic pruning. If Trachelospermum jasminoides gets too big for its support, prune after it has flowered. Prune back any shoots to fit the available space.
Trachelospermum jasminoides is a self-clinging, twining climber, but offer a young plant some support. Tie the climber to the support to help it on its way.
Trachelospermum jasminoides can withstand – 10 degrees Celsius. During very severe frosts protect the leaves with layers of garden fleece and cover the base of the plant with a thick layer of dry mulch.