Trachelospermum, Chinese Star Jasmine, Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine 'Variegatum'

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trachelospermum (tray-key-low-SPER-mum) (Info)
Species: jasminoides (jaz-min-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatum


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Montgomery, Alabama

Santa Barbara, California

Auburndale, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Warner Robins, Georgia

Makawao, Hawaii

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana

Henderson, Nevada

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Jacksonville, North Carolina

Okatie, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 6, 2012, malika1 from Toa Baja, PR (Zone 11) wrote:

Looking to trade for a rooted cutting of this plant...I have lots of scented plants...Frank :)


On Jun 10, 2012, lseddins from Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Two questions, please: First, I've posted a picture of my plant labelled Snow-N-Summer Jasmine (Jazmin Snow-N-Summer) (Trachelospermum jasminoides 'HOSNS'); however, I'm wondering if it is not really Asian Jasmine. Would someone who knows both tell me how best to tell the difference?
Second, is this plant known for being an attractive meal for any particular animal? My small clump was completely destroyed, down to a few brown stems with ragged ends, within about 12 days of the date of the picture. It is, fortunately, coming out again.
As for blooming: this is the second season for this particular clump and I have seen no flowers; however, the variegation is stunning, so I am delighted with it. (The variegation just before it was eaten was much more pronounced than t... read more


On Apr 13, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Extremely fast grower but didn't bloom for me until its 3rd season.


On Oct 18, 2009, Mom55 from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

I planted Confederate Jasmine about 4 years ago and it has taken off like crazy with the evergreen leaves, however, it has only bloomed once! And that was right after it was planted. It grows up a trellis around my deck and looks great but would look much better with flowers. Any ideas why its not flowering?