Trachelospermum asiaticum, Asian Jasmine, Yellow star jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Asian Jasmine, Yellow star jasmine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Moderately frost hardy vine that grows in full sun to full shade, asian jasmine has oval leaves 1-2 inches long that are glossy and dark green. It has a compact habit and will grow prostrate on the ground or cling to a wall. It is the answer for anyone wanting that elusive combination: an evergreen climber with heavily scented flowers. The foliage is neat and unobtrusive, and makes a good background for the clusters of creamy white flowers that appear in mid-summer. It is particularly good for growing over an arch or arbour where the delicious perfume can be best appreciated.

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