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Trachelospermum jasminoides

 
Trachelospermum jasminoides

Common name star jasmine; confederate jasmin
Family apocynaceae
Life cycle tender shrub (Z8-11)
Flowers white (spring)
Size 3-6'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Twining, evergreen shrub that can serve in the garden as a vine, an unruly shrub, or trailing as a groundcover. The white flowers that appear on stem tips in spring (and sporadically later in the year) have a sweet fragrance. The glossy-green oval leaves are attractive in their own right, and are borne on contrasting dark brown stems, which ooze a milky sap when cut. Although this species resembles some true jasmines, they are not related.
Our plants came to us as small potted plants, low-growing and resembling groundcovers. I'm curious to see how they perform in the two areas of our back yard that I placed them. In both locations they'll receive at least part day shade.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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