Trachelospermum jasminoides

Star Jasmine, Trader's Compass

(17 customer reviews)

From: £36.95

Our star climber, the Star Jasmine is a twining evergreen which bears glossy green foliage, sometimes tinged purple in cold weather.

Trachelospermum jasminoides produces exquisitely perfumed white flowers which appear for long periods in summer.

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Origin: West Asia & Japan
Genus: Trachelospermum
Species / Cultivar: jasminoides
Common Name: Star Jasmine, Trader's Compass
Synonym: Rhynchospermum.1 jasminoides

Plant Biography

All Trachelospermum are native to South and East Asia. The generic name was created from the Greek words for ‘neck seed’, in reference to the shape of the plants’ seeds. Jasminoides means ‘looks like jasmine,’ as despite its very similar flowers and fragrance this plant is not actually related to the true jasmine species.

It is sometimes called ‘Trader’s Compass’ from an interesting old belief in Uzbekistan that the plant directed traders of good character in the right direction.

Trachelospermum jasminoides
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Part Shade
Enjoys several hours of direct sunlight but may enjoy dappling or shade at midday.
Eventual Height: 4-8m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 4-8m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

The heady floral display, beloved by pollinators, is most abundant in a sunny position. However this is also a really useful evergreen foliage plant to cloak shadier walls even if there will be fewer flowers.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

This climber likes well drained soils, and can even grow well in a large trough or pot if watered well in the warmer months. You will need to provide wires or trellis for it to clamber up.

I can’t recommend the Palm Centre enough! My Jasmine arrived yesterday, incredibly well packaged (to the point where not one leaf had come off)! The plant is well established, really healthy and the perfect size! I will definitely be coming back for more!

Claire Cook

I can’t recommend the Palm Centre enough! My Jasmine arrived yesterday, incredibly well packaged (to the point where not one leaf had come off)! The plant is well established, really healthy and the perfect size! I will definitely be coming back for more!

17 customer reviews for Trachelospermum jasminoides

Bought 2 large plants. Very reasonable price. They arrived quickly and were very well packed – good condition and substantial growth already on plants.

Mandy

Ordered three of various sizes. All really healthy and well packaged, delivered very quickly. They are now planted and trained against an arbour and a trellis- new growth is strong and healthy even though the weather has been miserable here!

Lucy

A lovely plant as described and very well wrapped. Thank you.

Sarah

I assume 5 means excellent, nice plant, on time well packed…… i best go plant it along with the others

Chris Taylor