Trachelospermum jasminoides

Star Jasmine, Trader's Compass

(16 customer reviews)

From £29.95

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.

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!

16 customer reviews for Trachelospermum jasminoides

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

Best price as researched online. Good well established specimens and kept well informed on order progress

Theresa G.

Arrived in good condition but packaging damaged.i was surprised that the star Jasmin plant was in such good condition for this time of the year (February) once again you excelled yourself with good quality plants many thanx ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

kenneth B.

I am really pleased with these plants. I hope to order more plants when the Palm Centre opens again.

Brenda M.

I have ordered lots of these over the past few years and they arrive in beautiful condition — always glossy leaves and a generous size. They have hidden lots of ugly areas of my garden with their fast growth — and the flowers smell gorgeous.

Rebecca G.

The three plants arrived in well packed upright boxes. They are really healthy, tall with lots of new growth. Im delighted. Have watered as instructed and they are enjoying a shower in this garden-friendly rainy weather.
Would certainly buy from Palm Centre again.

Zoe G.

This jasmine arrived in perfect condition and is a quality plant, I am delighted with it. The Palm Centre are an excellent company to deal with, very efficient, great packing and good courier service. I highly recommend them.

Helen W.

I’ve bought lots of plants online but this is one of the best experiences I’ve had: helpful friendly advice on the phone, competitive pricing for a mature big specimen of trachelospermum, rapid dispatch, top quality packaging, and my trachelospermum arrived in 3 days in top condition. More than happy!

Sarah L.

Lovely plant – arrived in beautiful condition

Tom

Top company. Ordered a jasmine and it arrived quickly and in great condition.
The price was good too. I have confidence in the Palm centre and will order again.

Chris

lovely plant well packaged.

Rachel

Thought Id ordered 2 but 3 turned up , should have read the e mail! Decided to plant all 3. Excellent plants . Friendly and efficient service.??

Kevin M

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