A very popular, evergreen,flowering, and highly fragrant climber, especially in Southern Europe! In Central Europe better suited as a container plant, as it is winter-hardy only in very mild locations. Perennial and therefore very interesting for facade greening: forms blankets of green with star-shaped white flowers and can cover entire house walls.
(also "Chinese Star Jasmine", lat.: Trachelospermum jasminoides)
Plant in a sunny, preferably wind-protected location. When planting at walls, choose east and west walls; avoid hot south walls. Well-drained garden soil, if possible enriched with compost and sand. Low to medium water needs; doesn't tolerate waterlogging in the soil! Fertilisation beneficial. In very mild areas with less than -10°C frost, planting as a perennial is possible, but then with thick winter protection in the planting bed. In Leipzig, our star jasmine survived the mild winter of 2019/2020 well in an outdoor pot and was then planted out. However, only a few shoots covered in snow survived the harsh winter of 2020/2021. In cooler regions, therefore, sutiable only as a container plant and, as needed, overwinter in a room that is by all means light (to support flower budding) at about 10° C.
Native to East Asia. Weak to moderately poisonous! Grows with both mild twining and with light adhesive roots and by "leaning." Very decorative, dark green foliage, wintergreen! From early summer old leaves can turn yellow and fall off. In autumn, the foliage may turn red. Grows up to about 6 metres when planted in the ground. Many small, white star-shaped flowers with yellow centres on the young shoots, even more colourful on cultivated forms. Flowering time May - August. Fruits insignificant. Prune, fertilise and if necessary repot in early spring.