Trachelospermum jasminoides
Common name: 
Star Jasmine
Confederate Jasmine
tra-ke-lo-SPER-mum jaz-min-OY-dez
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.
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  • plant habit, flowering vine

    plant habit, flowering vine

  • plant habit and flowers

    plant habit and flowers

  • leaves and flowers

    leaves and flowers

  • leaves