Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit
At Thorncroft Clematis we have always had a collection of other climbers for our customers to enjoy and we consider great garden performance to be the most important quality any plant should have. Well you get that with Trachelospermum that's for sure!
An abundance of very dainty white star shaped flowers come out in around July, August and continue into early September and they have a strong sweet fragrance to fill your garden with scent.
Trachelospermum are are woody evergreen twining climber that originates from the woodlands of Japan, Korea and China.
They have a pretty dark green oval leaf and will climb and twine happily on most wall supports like trellis wire or netting.
In some southern areas of England the plant will stay evergreen whilst in more northerly regions, the leaves often turn a reddy-bronze during the colder winter months.
Trachelospermum jasminoides can be grown throughout the whole of the UK because it's from that select band of hardy evergreen climbers which will grow in sun or shade and on a great variety of supports including a pergola, archway or fences.
The best soil conditions would be fertile, well drained and improved with rotted organic matter like garden compost, or if growing in a large container (50cm diameter and depth minimum) pot with a loam-based potting compost like John Innes No.3.
The ultimate height will be between 10 and 15 feet assuming that you prune a little each autumn once the flowers have finished and it will take around 5 to 8 years to make this size.
Star jasmine is an attractive woody climber with glossy evergreen foliage and wonderfully fragrant summer flowers. It likes a warm, sunny, sheltered spot, and is ideal for clothing a south-facing wall, especially near a seating area or over a doorway, where its jasmine-scented flowers can be enjoyed to the full. In harsher climates it may need winter protection.
Plant Size:Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
Aspect:Sun to Part Shade
Flowering Months:July - August
Average Flower Size (Inches):0.75
Average Height (Feet):12
Pruning:Tidy After Flowering (Group 1)
Soil Type:Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone:H4 - Hardy - Average Winter (-10C to -5C)
Suitable for Containers:Yes
Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
I’ve tried this numerous times from different growers and this is the first one to succeed in my garden. My mother had this on her study wall and I always wanted to replicate it at my home and now thanks to Thorncroft I have managed it.
Super be plant quality and after sales advice.
Paul June 2020
when it flowers
This is its 2nd summer and still no flowers yet it looks healthy
Robert Williams August 2021