The Star Jasmine is now covered with pretty star shape flowers and strong pockets of sweet fragrance is bound to seduce more gardeners into planting them.
They like to grow next to North facing walls and fences as they love their roots to stay cool and moist. For overcoming dry conditions use grass clippings for an effective mulch around the bases of their twirly stems.
A Star Jasmine does not like to be pruned and like to swirl up wired walls and trellises at its own pace.
The main reason for its wide spread popularity is the fact that it is evergreen!
Star Jasmines are available on poles and trellis in various sizes which make it an excellent choice for instant green barriers to provide privacy on balconies and the likes.
Most importantly, keep them well watered. They will take a long time, if at all to recover from severe shock caused by draught.
Trachelospermum jasminoides provide nesting habitat for our much loved garden birds and nectar for honeybees. It won’t let you down.