20 October 2011

Jasmine- One Fine Vine

Asiatic Jasmine
Trachelospermum asiaticum

Variegated Asiatic Jasmine

A dwarf star jasmine with small yellow and green variegated leaves evergreen small-growing vine with glossy leaves that are much smaller than those of the standard Trachelospermum asiaticum. New growth is pinkish-bronze. The plant has a tight, compact growth with ovate to elliptic leaves ranging from quite tiny to around 1/4 inch in length. Insignificant flowers but gets great fall colored foliage. The milky sap will irritate sensitive skin.  

Started 1980

If unpruned it will climb or crawl on the ground, but it can be pruned to make a miniature shrub. When treated this way it makes a nice bonsai.  A prolific grower so will need to be pruned regularly. Can be heavily top and root pruned. Will back bud on old wood. Wiring of main branches in initial styling can be done, they are very flexible. Being such a quick grower clip and grow can be used on secondary and tertiary branches. Prefers not to have wet feet, so do not over water. Is very drought tolerant in the landscape but should never dry out completely. Cold hardy, leave out all year. 
USDA Zone 7-10.

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Asiatic Jasmine

Confederate Jasmine 
Trachelospermum jasminoides

Confederate Jasmine
pleasantly fragrant in bloom

One highly prized vine for Southern gardens is the Confederate Jasmine. Trachelospermum jasminoides Blooms from early Spring on into Summer.  Big trunks found in landscapes can also be trained for bonsai.

climb garden trellises

Confederate Jasmine
Arch entry to the garden

Confederate Jasmine Madison Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) Jasmine

1 comment:

  1. These plants are beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!



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