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Chinese Star Jasmine

Trachelospermum spp.

Trachelospermum jasminoides1215878198 by Scott Zona (CC BY 2.0)

Full Shade
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Chinese Star Jasmine Overview

Trachelospermum is a genus of around 11 evergreen self-twining woody vines native to Southeast Asia. They have jasmine-like, white flowers and are highly scented making them popular garden plants. Several have good Autumn colour with their glossy green or variegated leaves turning bronze or reddish-purple in the colder months. They can tolerate sun or partial shade but must be grown in well-drained soils with shelter from cold winds.

Common problems with Chinese Star Jasmine

Generally problem free, when grown inside they are more susceptible to pests such as red spider mite, whitefly, scale insects and mealybugs. When grown in heavy, damp soil they are more prone to Phytophthora root rots.

How to propagate Chinese Star Jasmine


Best done in spring.


Semi-ripe cuttings may be taken in summer and autumn. To enhance chances of success, add bottom heat to encourage rooting, temperature 15-20 degrees Celsius.


Special features of Chinese Star Jasmine

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Ground cover

Other uses of Chinese Star Jasmine

Attractive foliage and flowers with fragrance. Flowers most seasons. Climbing.

Plants for Summer Cuttings

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