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Care of the plant Trachelospermum asiaticum or Asiatic jasmine.

Care of the climbing plant Trachelospermum asiaticum or Asiatic jasmine

The genus Trachelospermum, family Apocynaceae, includes 20 species of climbing shrubs native to North America and Asia. Some species are: Trachelospermum asiaticum, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Trachelospermum lucidum, Trachelospermum nitidum.

Common names: Asiatic jasmine, Asian star jasmine, Yellow star jasmine. This species is native to Korea and Japan.

They are fast-growing woody evergreen climbing plants that reach 6 meters (19.68 feet) in height. The leaves, opposite and elliptical, are bright green and take on reddish tones in winter; when they sprout they are whitish or reddish. The star-shaped, white or cream flowers with a yellow center give off a jasmine scent. They bloom from late spring to mid-summer.

They are used to cover fences, walls and pergolas and in pots for patios, terraces and greenhouses. They are ideal for coastal gardens.

Trachelospermum asiaticum grows in full sun, partial shade and shade exposures. Frost resistant up to -15 ºC (5 ºF).

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand and plenty of organic matter.

Water regularly so that the substrate never dries out completely; do not puddle They do not resist drought.

Fertilize with compost or manure in the fall.

Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a compact size.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases that can be attacked by mealybugs and spider mites if they are grown in a greenhouse.

They are propagated by semi-woody cuttings and from seeds sown in spring. 

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Trachelospermum asiaticum
Trachelospermum asiaticum