Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen twining vine/ground cover, 10-20 ft (3-6 m) tall when supported, about 2 ft tall as a ground cover. Stem exudes a milky sap when cut. Leaves simple, opposite, leathery, elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, 2-6 cm long, tapered at both ends, lustrous dark green above and paler below, petiole about 5 mm long, pubescent. Flowers white, 2.5 cm wide, five petals, pin-wheel shape, in small clusters, fragrant, bloom in summer.
- Full sun, partial shade in hot areas. Prune yearly after flowering to keep it in bounds. Deer have taken on this responsibility in my yard!
- Hardy USDA Zone (7) 8 Native to Japan and China
- jasminoides: resembling Jasmine (Jasminum), a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae).
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast of Callahan dorm, near handicapped parking.