Japanese Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum)

T. crocostemon. T. divaricatum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Japanese Star Jasmine
Trachelospermum asiaticum

Can be grown as a ground cover plant in a sunny position[188]. One of the most common ground cover plants used in Texas[274].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young buds – cooked[105, 177]. No more details are given, we do not know if it is the leaf or flower buds that are referred to.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 6 – 8cm with a heel, August in a frame. Ensure that the milky sap, which is excreted from the heel when the cutting is taken, has dried out before the cutting is inserted in the soil. Fair to good percentage[78]. Layering in summer[188].
Requires a well-drained moderately retentive soil in full sun or with part-day shade[200]. Requires a good humus-rich soil[11]. Succeeds in moderately alkaline or acid soils[202]. Requires the protection of a wall[11]. Plants are not very hardy outside the milder areas of Britain[166], but they can tolerate temperatures down to about -15¡c when grown in a suitable position that makes sure the wood is fully ripened[200]. Young plants are particularly susceptible to cold winds[202]. A twining plant[182]. Plants are self-clinging on walls according to other reports[166, 200]. The plant is of slow to moderate growth[202]. Flowers are produced on short laterals that grow from old wood[200]. The flowers have a sweet refreshing perfume[245].
E. Asia – Japan, Korea.

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