Asiatic Jasmine 'Yellow Star'

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Trachelospermum asiaticum

Asiatic Jasmine, also known as Yellow Star Jasmine, is a woody, evergreen vine that is primarily used as ground-cover, although we've known it to be successfully espaliered (see photo). It is not related to the shrub and climbing jasmines.

Fragrant, pale yellow flowers appear in May and June. It is a good alternative to grass, especially under plantings that will provide some shade.

Drought tolerant. To keep under control, prune by mowing in late winter/early spring. IT MAY BE A LITTLE SENSITIVE TO THE HARSH, LATE AFTERNOON SUN. 

Photo credit: Toms Creek Farm & Nursery in Denton, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Ground-cover / Vine
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 1' - 2'
Spread 8' - 12'
Shape Spreading Ground-cover
Primary Foliage Color Medium Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Medium Green
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color White to Pale Yellow
Ground-cover Yes. This can be used as a ground-cover
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Average: Prepare planting area for adequate drainage.
Cold Hardiness Zone 7 - 11