Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem.

Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine

Flowers and leaves

Flowers and leaves


Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Trachelospermum

Category: Vine - Evergreen

Zones: (7)8 to 10

Size: To 15' and tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Twining vine with holdfast roots. Leaves stiff and glossy. Flowers white and fragrant in spring. Stems exude latex when cut. Can be grown as a groundcover.



Published in Jard. Fleur. 1: 61 in 1851.

Basionym Rhynchospermum jasminoides Lindl.

Native to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.


My Experience: 

I grew this as a groundcover in California and similarly in North Carolina, where it constantly took off up the drainpipes. Red leaf color in autumn.

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