Variegated Confederate Star-Jasmine
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'
Variegated Confederate Star-Jasmine foliage
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Height: 20 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7b
This evergreen spreading groundcover or climbing vine has dark green and white variegated leaves that are often tinged with pink; white fragrant, and showy flowers in spring; excellent for walls or trellises
Variegated Confederate Star-Jasmine features tiny fragrant white tubular flowers along the branches from late spring to early summer. It has white-variegated dark green foliage with hints of grayish green which emerges chartreuse in spring. The glossy pointy leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Variegated Confederate Star-Jasmine is a multi-stemmed evergreen woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Variegated Confederate Star-Jasmine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Variegated Confederate Star-Jasmine will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Variegated Confederate Star-Jasmine makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.