• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Asiatic jasmine

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Asiatic jasmine

© � RHS 1998

  • Other common names Asiatic jasmine

  • Synonyms Trachelospermum asiaticum majus
    Trachelospermum majus Nakai

  • Genus Trachelospermum are self-twining evergreen climbing shrubs with glossy ovate leaves and jasmine-like, highly fragrant flowers, sometimes followed by bean-like seed-pods

  • Family Apocynaceae / Apocynaceae

  • Species T. asiaticum is a medium-sized climber with leathery, narrowly ovate, glossy dark green leaves 2-5cm in length. Fragrant, buff-centred, creamy flowers 2cm in width in clusters at the ends of lateral shoots

  • Plant range Japan, Korea

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation The hardiest species so worth trying in mild gardens if you have a sunny or partial shaded, sheltered wall and a fertile, well-drained soil, otherwise grow in a grow in a container and overwinter indoors

Propagation Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 in early spring

Pests Can get cushion scale, mealybugs and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases Generally disease free

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