The Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) is an evergreen perennial that brings a pop of color to your garden or landscape all year long. With its glossy green foliage and white blooms, it’s sure to make a statement. This low-maintenance plant is also exceptionally hardy, making it the perfect choice for novice gardeners.
The Asiatic Jasmine is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of South and Southeast Asia, but can be grown in most temperate climates. It thrives in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-10, and may be evergreen in warmer climates. In cooler climates, it may become deciduous in winter, but will return in the spring.
The Asiatic Jasmine is an excellent choice for ground cover, as it grows quickly and spreads quickly. Plant it in full to partial sun and moist, well-draining soil. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types and pH levels. Once established, it is drought tolerant and can handle some neglect.
The Asiatic Jasmine can reach up to 6 feet in height and 6 feet in width, but can be pruned to a shorter height. Its white star-shaped flowers will bloom in spring and summer, and are 1/4 inch in size. The glossy foliage will stay green all year long, providing a lush, evergreen backdrop for other plants in your garden.
This low-maintenance plant is an ideal choice for those looking for an easy-to-care-for ground cover. With its glossy green foliage and white blooms, the Asiatic Jasmine is sure to bring beauty to your garden all year long.