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Plant Of The Month: Trachelospermum jasminoides AKA Star Jasmine

Plant Of The Month: Trachelospermum jasminoides AKA Star Jasmine

It is Springtime and you have probably smelt the heavenly fragrance of Star Jasmine wafting through the air, this is a plant that has it all. You can hedge it, cover a wall with it, use as a ground cover, let it ramble down an embankment, cover a pergola or a fence with it. It not only looks beautiful it will absorb heat in urban landscapes, can handle coastal locations, is low maintenance and will reward you with fragrant blooms almost all year round. 

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Botanical Name: Trachelospermum jasminoides

Common Name: Star Jasmine, Confederate jasmine, Confederate jessamine, Chinese star jasmine

Climate: Will do well in most climates within Australia as it can adapt to hot and cold climates. 

Native: No

Soil: Suitable to most soil types, however, will perform best in rich, well-drained soil.

Sun: Full sun to part shade. Star Jasmine can even handle full shade however they produce the best blooms in full sun.

Water: Water well until established, once established the plant is moderately drought tolerant.

Uses: The beauty of Star Jasmine is the versatility it can be used as a low hedge, for screening, natural sound barrier, groundcover, trellis, over a pergola.. the options are endless.  The flowers are beautiful star-shaped with a heavenly fragrance. 

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Height: 4-6m

Width: 4-5m

Current Size: 15-20 cm tall 

Recommended Spacing: For fast results plant 75cm apart or 1-1.5m apart if you have time and patience.

Growth Rate: Fast if in ideal conditions.

Maintenance: Star Jasmine is a low maintenance plant. You can give it a trim if it starts going in directions you don't want it going. The best time to prune is after it flowers.

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