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Trachelospermum jasminoides is a beautiful and fragrant climbing plant that is native to East Asia. Also known as Confederate Jasmine, this plant is a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers in the UK, thanks to its stunning white flowers and glossy green leaves.
This evergreen climber grows up to 6 metres in height and spreads up to 3 metres, making it ideal for covering trellises, walls and fences. The plant blooms in mid-summer to early autumn, producing clusters of star-shaped flowers with a sweet and heady fragrance. The flowering time of Trachelospermum jasminoides is typically from June to September.
Trachelospermum jasminoides prefers a sunny or partially shaded position in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sand, loam and clay, and is fairly drought-tolerant once established. It is recommended to plant this climber against a south or west-facing wall, where it can benefit from the warm, sheltered position.
Regular pruning can help to control the growth and shape of Trachelospermum jasminoides, and should be carried out in early spring. This plant is a great choice for adding vertical interest and fragrance to a garden or outdoor space, and is sure to be a popular addition to any planting scheme.