• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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 jasminoides Star of Toscana = 'Selbra' (PBR)

star jasmine [Star of Toscana]

  • Other common names star jasmine [Star of Toscana]

  • Synonyms Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Selbra'

  • Family Apocynaceae

  • 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

  • Details [Star of Toscana] is a woody, evergreen climber, to 9m tall, with narrowly oval, glossy green leaves which often turn bronze in winter. In summer, fragrant, star-shaped, pale yellow flowers, with a darker yellow centre, are borne in clusters


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • 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)




  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Sand


  • Chalk


  • Loam


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid


  • Ultimate height 8-12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with shelter from cold winds; for conservatory cultivation grow in a container in loam-based potting compost (JI No.3) in full light with shade from hot sun

Propagation Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Hedging & Screens City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 in early spring

Pests Susceptible to cushion scale, may be affected by mealybugs and glasshouse red spider mite under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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