This climber flowers best in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position, as it dislikes cold, drying winds.
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 Toscane’
Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Star of Toscane’ produces lovely yellow flowers.
Foliage of Trachelospermum j. in winter Foliage of trachelospermum j. in summer
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.
Grow Trachelospermum jasminoides against a warm wall or fence. Although Trachelospermum jasminoides is a self-clinging, twining climber, a young plant may need support. Tie shoots to trellis or wires to help the plant on its way.
Will Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jasmine) survive winter. Trachelospermum jasminoides can withstand – 10 degrees Celsius in a sheltered position.
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.