I could also show you in pictures if it would help. Hi Nell, I bought four jasmine plants a month ago, two of them I’m training on a trellis, the other 2 came already vined up with a bamboo stick and some type of green twine. The products I use - https://kit.com/HortTubeThis video is a detailed description of Star Jasmine. If you plan to keep the jasmine as an indoor plant, start seeds at any time.In order to make them slightly softer, soak the jasmine seeds in warm water overnight prior to planting.Plant them into a starting seed mix and cover lightly with soil. ((New Hampshire). Hello, I am getting ready to prune my Jasmine. The plants are 5gal in size and currently supported by a bamboo wigwam. This winter we had a few freezes close together and it seems a lot of branches/limbs/vines are dead. If the plant grows too big, you can cut it back to a suitable size when it’s finished flowering at the end of summer. Hi Nell!! After experimenting with geraniums, brought in for overwintering, which thrived and bloomed all winter, I thought why not. I’ll definitely post the video. What is the difference in star jasmine and confederate jasmine please? This will give a few more inches of room around the edges of the 5 gal. Lorencija. Star jasmine can be allowed to spread over the ground as a ground cover, or trained to grow up fence posts… Any tips would be appreciated! Hi Nell- It is a woody evergreen plant that is winter-hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10. How to grow trachelospermum. Planter boxes are usually measured this way: H x W x D. If they’re several feet long & tall, a narrow width will be fine. Although a vine, star jasmine is relatively short in stature, with a mature height of only 3 to 6 feet and a similar spread. This plant grows densely so be sure to check the inner foliage & stems every now & then. We had star (Confederate) jasmine for years in Texas. This post may contain affiliate links. They’ve been so helpful to a beginner gardener like my self. Thank you so, so much for making this video. This plant is fairly versatile when it comes to the soil but prefers it on the loamy side with good drainage. You can propagate star jasmine by taking cuttings from another plant. Based on it’s growing habits, how many should I purchase and how far apart should I plant them in the ground? How to divide or clone star jasmine wines, I have a big one and I m trying to sow it’s cuttings but no success If not, wait a little longer until you can. To cover a large area of ground, place plants 5 feet apart. Tickle the roots by gently scratching them all over. I have one purchased for a 3 season sun room in NewEngland. Samia, Hi Karen – Those are the seed pods which don’t commonly occur. Thanks for any feedback! Introducing "One Thing": A New Video Series. Also I am planning on planting it in peak summers in Australia, hoping it wont be too bad if i water it enough. Hi Flynn – I’m about to give my Star Jasmine a light fall pruning too. After rooted, then you can transplant it into soil. The plant produces creamy white flowers in late spring. Or do you recommend I keep them separate? Nell. Thanks for reading my questions. Jasmine is one of the most low-maintenance plants you can have in your garden. It is actually native to China and is known scientifically as Trachelospermum jasminoides . Step 1 Plant the star jasmine in the center of an 8-inch-diameter container with drainage holes, using a medium mixture of equal parts peat moss, leaf mold and garden soil. It’s worth a try! Lucky for me I as gone but many plants got a bad case of sunburn. Thanks, Hi Deniz – Star Jasmines are sometimes used in bonsai. Nell, can the star of jasmine be started from a clipping of an existing plant? Nell. Now I’m thinking that I should return those beautiful pots and get the not so pretty 17 X 15″ pots. 1 plant will be fine. Should I remove the browning flowers to encourage a new bloom? The 2 pests that I’ve seen infest Star Jasmine is mealy bugs & scale. Further north, it is sometimes grown in pots and brought indoors for the winter, or grown as an annual, planted afresh each spring.Â, Star jasmine has shiny dark green leaves, lanceolate to oval in shape, that are about 3.5 inches long. It needs to grow out & fill in, which it will do over time. The cutting must be healthy, succulent, and preferably flower-free. And I don’t see any flower budding happening yet. nell, […] A Versatile Plant: How To Care For & Grow Star Jasmine […], […] Star Jasmine, known as Trachelospermum jasminoides and Confederate Jasmine, can be grown in many different forms. Nell. Nell. We planted a star jasmine last May in a large flower box on our deck with a pergola for support. The tips and tricks that are shared are exceptional. Id like to re-direct my jasmine from rambling down a 4′ slope to reverse up into a lovely (dead) maple just behind it. I find them easy to train. Nell. well this year the leaves are falling off–scared I`m going to lose it–can you tell me whats wrong with it? And, be patient! Or, you can try pinning it to the ground & have it grow as a ground cover. I am planning on getting a fantail lattice or a rectangular lattice. Nell. Trim the plant away before it envelopes the trunk of the tree, as it can compromise the tree's health.Â. How to grow star jasmine in a garden Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun to part shade. It has a few leaves on the top of plant but not many. Put a plastic bag around your plant, filling it with air. Star Jasmine is best planted in spring or fall (with enough time to settle in before the below-freezing temps hit). When to plant jasmine – Plant jasmine bushes any time between June and November. Thanks! Other common names for this plant include Chinese jasmine, trader's compass, Chinese ivy, and confederate jasmine.Â, Star jasmine can be allowed to spread over the ground as a ground cover, or trained to grow up fence posts, trellises, and around doorways. The jasmine did great over the summer, flowered and even endured the snowy winter that we had. It’s a twining vine so you’ll need to train & attach it from the start. Nell, Hi Debs – You’re welcome! If your spot is shaded, planting it in summer should be fine. Nell, I wanted to ask about growing as a groundcover. Star jasmine is an attractive woody climber with glossy evergreen foliage and wonderfully fragrant summer flowers. Looking for more gardening tips? I love green. Thank you for the article and the related video. In the winter, move star jasmine to a bright, sunny window. https://www.joyusgarden.com/pruning-a-star-jasmine/, https://www.joyusgarden.com/shaping-my-star-jasmine-vine/, SG585: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Marta McDowell - 6ftmama, Pruning A Star Jasmine Vine: When and How To Do It, Bougainvillea Care: Growing Tips for this Flowering Machine, Pruning and Shaping the Star Jasmine Vine for Fall | Joy Us Garden, 8 Landscaping Tips for Privacy in Arizona. It’s a vigorous grower so if you’re seeing signs of new growth, they should recover fine. Star Jasmine can reach up to 20′ tall so they need room for those roots to grow over time. I’ve also seen it growing as a trimmed hedge but this takes regular pruning to keep it the size you want. Thank you, Hi Sheila – You can plant them anywhere from 2-6′ apart. Trachelospermum commonly known as star jasmine or confederate jasmine is a very attractive, evergreen, twining climber, with fragrant flowers. I have had my Star Jasmine for several years–I have never pruned it just let it grow. Should I take off the green bean looking things on my Star Jasime or just let them do their thing? Hi – They do fine in containers. Nell, Hi Nell! They do tend to put out yellow leaves in spring (not an abundance) when the new growth starts. Star jasmine will naturally grow as a ground cover type of hedge, but can also grow in any fashion with the help of supports such as trellises, arbors or chain link fences. Oh, I love to create so you’ll find a bit of that in the mix along with lots of videos too. If the plant is just a little overgrown, cut a few vines back by one third, making slanted cuts just over a bud. Nell. Train on posts, walls, or trellises, or use as a fast growing shrubby groundcover. You can plant in the summer but you’ll have to water more as it’s establishing. What’s the best way to train it growing horizontally? Do you think that an extra 2 inches would make all that difference in the long run? Not hard at all to do. Do you think planter boxes that are several feet wide and several feet tall, yet only about 8 or 9 inches in depth would allow star Jasmine to grow up the fence that high? Today’s video covers a number of key areas when it comes to growing Jasmine. Some limbs I cut from original plant are dead. We live in the Dallas Fort Wort part of Texas. They’re at the end of their bloom cycle. It grows fast! Thank you for doing this video!Could you please tell us what side of the house yours is growing the desert? I can tell you that my Star Jasmine started blooming a few weeks ago & now about half of the flowers are brown. I can still pull each strand out separately but don’t know what’s to do with it. Mine was scrawny when I first moved into this house a couple of years ago, but now it’s loaded with fresh growth & flowers. But all of it’s leaves are reddish color now. They’ll eventually dry. You can read our policies here. My worry is that they will one day need repotting and will be attached to the fence which would make it quite difficult! Star jasmine does best in full sun, although it tolerates partial shade, especially in hot, dry weather. Further north, it is sometimes grown in pots and brought indoors for the winter, or grown as an annual, planted afresh each spring. Dip the end in powdered or liquid rooting hormone and plant them upright in well-draining soil. Love your bougainvillea and jasmine videos (and posts). I am in NC and will be using the ‘Madison’ variety of Confederate Jasmine which is just a bit more cold hardy and compact. The latter isn’t my favorite method but if you have a 35′ border of Star Jasmine, then I guess that’s the time economical way to go. Of course, the common jasmine isn’t the only species around. You want to stagger the planting holes & space them about 5′ apart. The flowers are pinwheel in shape and about 1 inch across. Sometimes scale insects will attack, which can be controlled with horticultural oils. These are from cuttings taken 2 years ago It’s hardy to zone 8 & can take temperatures down to 10-15 degrees F. This plant adapts well to both heat & cold. I’ll be in New Hampshire this August visiting family. Keep it evenly moist. It’s still pretty but not green like when I bought it. Nell, Hi Samia – I’ve divided them (with a clean sharp tool) but I know tip cuttings (4-6″ long) in mix can be successful. They’ve always been very happy with a good dose of organic compost in late winter or early spring. The vlogger also includes how to harvest and repot your Jasmine. Star jasmine or trachelopermum jasminoide is a flowering plant native to East Asian countries. this is the first pruning I have done. Should I prune the vines? i want it to go against a fence i have but am unsure if i can just plant it upright into the ground near the fence and let it grow or if i lean it towards the fence. Star Jasmine is a versatile plant indeed. Care for jasmine. It is very fragrant and is known to attract bees. I planted these 2 also. Aspect . Keep pinching back longer shoots? Have a shaded spot. via California Gardening, Youtube. They have grown and flowered beautifully for us and are now quite large. Oh yes, it does! To start the seeds inside to eventually plant your jasmine in the garden, start your seeds about 6 weeks before your last hard frost. I am planning on planting this lil climber to cover only a certain area. My husband made an awesome trellis for itand I have “tied” it up to try and train it. Hi. Hi Dave – Star Jasmine is hardy to 15 to 20 degrees. Thanks for your help! Hi Keary – It’s hard to tell if the plant is healthy without seeing it. 10 Great Jasmine Shrubs and Vines for Your Landscape, Best Vines to Grow on Pergolas and Arbors. Install the trellis in an area with full sun to light shade exposure. I sometimes get behind on answering depending on what projects I’m working on. It gets plenty of sunshine and I had been watering it every day. I just want to cry when I walk past my little patch of garden. Star jasmine isn’t picky about soil. I have had it there for over 18 years. Summer-flowering jasmine does better in a sunny spot, while other varieties, such as winter jasmine, like a more shaded area. Hi Lisa – I just pruned my Star Jasmine & right now it doesn’t look fabulous. IF this is sometimes normal, will they come back in spring, or should I consider not just the leaves but the entire plant dead. When plant foliage changes color, it’s due to environmental stress. Nell, Hi Lisa – My Star Jasmine is in a little too much sun here in Tucson & burn quite badly last summer. Not sure what to do now. Nell, Wanda – Depends on the shade. I’d like to construct a long garden tunnel archway (around 7′ tall and 15-16′ long) and use Star Jasmine to climb up and over it. 04/23/2017. Star jasmine is a fairly carefree plant, requiring pruning only to control its growth or if it has become dead, diseased or damaged. Planting star jasmine. It’ll probably get a little thin at the ends on the shadier side. Thank you very much! Hi Jennifer – It only grows about 1′ tall or so. It faces west, against a stucco wall. Space your star jasmine plants five feet (1.5 m.) apart if you’re using them as ground cover. Star Jasmine, which can grow to 20′, is fine being tight in its pot. The arch faces west (generally) and gets afternoon sun/heat, but we have lots of trees (tall pines and smaller ornamentals) that create quite a bit of moving shade as the sun travels throughout the day. Or, it could be environmental stress, ie: cold, too much water, etc. Soil . It hit all the points for someone like me. It’s not a drought-tolerant plant but it’s not water greedy either. It can be pruned heavily, like as a border plant, or lightly, like when grown as a tall vine. will jasmine grow in a pot… or does it have to be planted in the ground, Hi – Yes, Star Jasmine makes a fine container plant. We took the railing out 2 years ago so the plant has just been sitting on the ground not doing much but not dying. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and set the jasmine plant inside. I lived in Ireland for 2 years and these sun rooms had loads of vines etc. Clay soil, for example, holds water and is not good for this plant. I find this plant to be very manageable & not at all hard to prune. My local nursery has some in 7″ pots (and a few bigger pots; didn’t see what size). This Star Jasmine climbs to 25′ with the help of wires in a corner of this building. I am wondering if already has grown vines that I need to put on a trellis. It’s pretty forgiving when it comes to pruning. Nell. It is a woody evergreen plant that is winter-hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10. Nell, Good morning, I am emailing from England I wish to espalier star jasmine to cover 18 foot of fencing what distance apart would you suggest I plant them. Living in South Florida and thinking to have the star jasmine… indoors…and in a hanging basket. It’s a gap in between two Yuccas..the gap is say about 6 ft in height and 2 feet in width. I am so glad that you posted this video. Nell, Hi Lorencija – I know that Star Jasmine flowers are used for perfume but I’ve never heard of them being used for tea. When the glossy light green new foliage is appearing & the plant is covered in blooms, it’s a beautiful sight to see! Hello, I also live in Central California and bought a large star jasmine (about five feet tall) that sits in a huge pot and grows on a trellis on my porch. Yes Jeff they can. I have a Star Jasmine planted in the ground on a fence with trellis attached. I’ve never grown 1 in a hanging basket but I have seen a few growing that way. Plant jasmine close to windows so the scent drifts into your rooms during the day. You said yes to containers, so I’m hoping a hanging basket is okay, too. Temps are back to normal (around 99 – 102) & it’s recovering now. My question is will this plant get out of control? So yes, you can keep it at 6′ x 2′ but it’ll take some pruning on your part; maybe 2 or 3 times a year. Where to plant jasmine – Jasmine will grow well in full sun to partial shaded areas. The vines are sparcely covered with leaves. I have never trimmed it. Thank you! For you, depending on your temperatures & rainfall amounts, regular watering might mean every 10-21 days. One of the most popular types for containers is Chinese jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum, USDA zones 8 through 11), because its prolific pink buds burst into white blooms around about Valentine's Day.The more shrubby star jasmine (Jasminum laurifolium var. Mine gets 1 hour of direct sun in the morning & a little bit late in the afternoon but it’s bright all day. Either way, pruning it will cause it to fill in. Regular watering is best. Nell, Hi Your email address will not be published. It didn’t seem too wet or dry, although the center core of the dirt around the pot was tightly packed and maybe hadn’t been getting enough water. Someplace like the CA coast, it needs sun. Star Jasmine takes full sun on the coast, somewhere like San Diego or San Francisco. Inquiring horticultural minds want to know! Consider planting climbing jasmine to create a natural screen with vines, or hang curtains to create a DIY backyard canopy. I know it might be hard to imagine, but the fence is a barrier fence for our backyard basketball court. I bought 15″ wide by 13″ deep roundish pots that fit the scale of my small patio perfectly, and seem to fit the scale of the plant size well. Thank you! Hi McNeill – A few common causes which could cause Star Jasmine leaves to drop: not enough water, too much water, or not enough sunlight. Thank you The foliage is a beautiful dark glossy green with the contrast of lighter green new foliage. I get many, many comments each week both here & on Youtube. Hi Isabel – I always lean any vine slightly towards the fence, wall or support it’s going on. I live in the cool foggy part of California near Carmel. Japanese beetles may also be a problem.​, If you have trees in your yard, star jasmine may wind itself around the trunk. And by the way……we moved here from Tucson. 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