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Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor' (v)

star jasmine 'Tricolor'

A slow-growing, woody climber with twining stems, evergreen, variegated leaves which are soft pink and cream when young, mature to dark green mottled with white, and turn reddish in winter, and very fragrant white flowers in late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Pink Green Variegated White
Summer White Cream Pink Green Variegated White
Autumn Green Variegated White
Winter Green Variegated White Red
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Apocynaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, and provide shelter from cold, drying winds, for example by growing against a warm, sunny wall; in areas prone to severe frosts, grow in a cool greenhouse or conservatory in loam-based potting compost (such as John Innes No. 3) in full light with shade from hot sun and with good ventilation, water freely and apply a monthly balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season, and water sparingly in winter

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer, or by layering in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11 in early spring

Pests

May be susceptible to cushion scale, mealybugs and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus

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