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Scientific: Trachelospermum asiaticum
Common: Asiatic jasmine, confederate jasmine, dwarf jasmine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Japan

Pronounciation: Tra-chel-o-SPER-mum a-si-a-TI-cum

Hardiness zones
USDA 7-11

Landscape Use: Ground cover for smaller areas, raised planter beds, or trellis plant.

Form & Character: Wiry, spreading, evergreen vine, diminutive, mesic in appearance.

Growth Habit: Twining new growth, spreading and twines to 15 feet, does not attach to surfaces but rather wraps itself around attaching surface.

Foliage/Texture: Opposite, oval leaves to 1 inch with prominent venation patterns on underside of leaves, produces milky latex; medium fine texture.

Flowers & Fruits: Small, star shaped, flowers, creamy yellow in spring.

Seasonal Color: Flowers in spring.

Temperature: Hardy

Light: Partial to full shade. Does best in partia to full shade. Not for use in full sun in Arizona desert landscapes, especially no southern or western exposures. In other non-desert areas though, it can be used in full sun.

Soil: Alkaline soil will induce iron chlorosis.

Watering: Needs regular water.

Pruning: Little to none except to control spread.

Propagation: Cutting

Disease and Pests: None

Additional comments: Asiatic jasmine is much more refined and more fine textured than its close relative, T. jasminoides. Plant Asiatic jasmine 2 to 3 feet apart for use as a ground cover. In Phoenix, asiatic jasmine makes a nice ground cover for smaller, shaded spaces in mesic landscape gardens.