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Trachelospermum asiaticum

Asian Jasmine
  • Plant Type:
  • Ground Cover, Shrub, Vine
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Small
  • Also Grown As:
  • Bush
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 3-8" x 10-15'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Spreading
  • Native To:
  • Japan
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Yellow
  • Bloom Time:
  • Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Special Features:
  • Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Shade Tolerant
  • Container Sizes:
  • #1, #5
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 6-24
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 8


At Boething Treeland Farms, this species of Trachelospermum is a popular alternative to Trachelospermum jasminoides. A low grower, with a maximum range of 3-8” tall and 10-15” wide, its small dark green foliage is densely distributed on the branches. Its sweet white flowers with their intoxicating fragrance herald the coming of spring. Very versatile, it can amble up a vertical support or simply spreading along the ground, making it a superb choice for raised beds, borders, under trees, up fences on trellises. Successful in Western Garden zones 6-24 and USDA zones 8-10, this Chinese member of the milkweed family bursts to life in the early spring with glossy green oval to lanceolate leaves that mature to an attractive dark green. Small star-shaped white to creamy colored flowers emerge on branchlets in spring, emitting an intoxicating scent that inspires lingering, particularly when positioned on patios or near walkways. A fabulous solution to provide year-round greenery in borders, to amble up or down hillsides or to cover fences. It will not fail to please given sun, (shade in warmest climates), consistent water, and well-drained soil though clients throughout the country comment on Trachelospermum jasminoides’ adaptive powers, reporting success despite drought, considerable shade, and frost. To achieve its maximum potential, fertilize in late winter and after the blooms are spent. Should you wish to check its enthusiastic growth habits, pruning is best done after the bloom. Fortuitously, it is distasteful to deer but adored by butterflies.