Trachelospermum Asiaticum – Asiatic Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum is a species of about fifteen species of evergreen woody vines within the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. In fact, entire species are local to eastern and southern Asia, apart from T. difforme, which could be found within south-eastern North America. They’ve long stalks climbing to twelve meter or higher in trees. Its leaves are opposite and simply broad. The flowers are also very simple and broad.

Height: Up to 2m spread

Uses: This plant is best used as a ground cover. It’s also beloved by landscapers for its capability to create opaque mats of good-looking foliage that hold back weed growth. Also this vine does very well within containers and extremely appealing in hanging basket.

Planting tips: It prefers rich as well as well drained soil but will also succeed in most of the soil excluding soggy soil. It has excellent salt tolerance.

Soil type: Well drained soil is the essential requirement of this vine. Alkaline, neutral and acid soils are suitable for this vine growth.

Aspect: South facing, sheltered

Pruning: Pruning in early spring is essential to keep the vine in the best condition.

Water requirement: It requires regular watering but you should not overwater it.

Pests and problem:  This type of vine can be attacked by cushion scale, mealybugs as well as glasshouse red spider mite.

Climate: It grows well in most of the Australian region.

 

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