Trachelospermum jasminoides Apocynaceae
Star Jasmine, Confederate Jasmine tra-ke-lo-SPER-mum jaz-min-OY-dez
- Broadleaf evergreen twining vine/ground cover, 10-20 ft (3-6 m) tall when supported, about 2 ft tall as a ground cover. Stem exudes a milky sap when cut. Leaves simple, opposite, leathery, elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, 2-6 cm long, tapered at both ends, lustrous dark green above and paler below, petiole
about 5 mm long, pubescent. Flowers white, 2.5 cm wide, five petals, pin-wheel shape, in small
clusters, fragrant, bloom in summer.
- Full sun, partial shade in hot areas. Prune yearly after flowering to keep it in bounds.
- Hardy USDA Zone (7) 8 Native to Japan and China.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast of Callahan dorm., near handicapped parking.