Star Jasmine Hedge Plant Description
The evergreen Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is a beautiful shrub that is sure to look stunning in any garden. It has glossy green leaves, offset in summer by its delicate, white starry flowers that carry a divine fragrance. During the colder months, the leaves can turn striking shades of bronze and red, adding winter colour to the garden.
A relatively fast-growing plant dependent upon local climate, (it will grow slower in cooler parts of the UK) Star Jasmine can climb up a trellis or a wall with ease, forming an eye-catching 'living screen' effect, or make an attractive frame when grown over pergolas and doorways. Trachelospermum jasminoides can in the right conditions, reach up to 8m in height when trained as a climbing plant, with an average spread of around 1.5m, so a planting distance of between 1 - 1.5m is recommended to give it enough space to thrive.
Aside from being a superb climbing plant, Star Jasmine can also be trained successfully to form a very attractive low-level hedge to around 2ft tall, spreading up to 4m or more. To form a hedge it is necessary to train the plant to produce lateral growth, which can be achieved by regularly pinching out the upward growing tips to force growth to the sides. For more information see the pruning advice tab.
Happiest in warm, sunny and sheltered conditions, ideally in a south facing position, Star Jasmine can also grow and flower well in partial shade. It prefers moist but well-drained soils, and will thrive in most types of soil except clay which is too wet. Star Jasmine can experience root rot if the roots become waterlogged, therefore a free draining soil is essential.
We'd also recommend protecting your plants over the winter, particularly in colder areas of the UK, as Star Jasmine can be damaged by cold, frosty and icy conditions, being only semi-hardy to frost. Young or newly established plants in particular will need over-winter care, but should bounce back with vigor once the weather warms and with a regular feeding regime.
For a more established hedge or garden screening, Star Jasmine is also available all year round as an instant screening hedge. These hedging screens are trough-grown with several plants growing over a sturdy steel frame, which are a cost-effective and space-saving way to bring the striking style of a Star Jasmine hedge complete with the security and privacy of a fence to your garden. We have a range of Instant Hedging Screens
available to bring immediate impact to your garden.
Star Jasmine is available all year round.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge.
Star Jasmine has the potential to spread up to 4m or more if grown as a hedge, but the rate of growth is dependent upon the local climate. If it's warmer, it will grow significantly faster than in cooler parts of the UK. Although it is relatively fast growing, if you wish to achieve a hedge in a shorter period of time, or if you live in a cooler area of the UK, you may want to consider increasing the number of plants per metre.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Jasmine Star (Trachelospermum Jasminoides) equires only minimal initial training as a climber, after which it grows happily over framework without much intervention; lateral growth can be encouraged by pinching out the tips of the plant.
Pruning for a climbing plant, if necessary, should be carried out after flowering to keep growth contained to the required height and shape. Renovation of old or overgrown plants however, is best done in early spring before growing commences. Planting density/distance is as shown but you can vary this depending on your budget and level of patience.
To grow Star Jasmine as a hedge rather than as a climber, it is important to regularly pinch out tips on the new upward growth from the time of planting so that it doesn't grow into the usual climbing vine. By continuing to pinch out any new upward growing tips, it encourages lateral stems and growth to develop, so encouraging the plant to spread rather than climb.
Regularly pruning in this way will eventually produce a free-standing hedge around 2 ft in height. A taller hedge can be developed by growing onto a trellis.
Once grown to the desired height and shape, maintenance trimming is best left until flowering has finished in summmer after which a light trim to tidy can be carried out.
For more extensive trimming however, for overgrown or congested plants, this should be done in late winter or early spring before growth begins again for the season.
After any pruning, we recommend mulching and feeding to ensure the plant recovers well. Feed Star Jasmine weekly in its growing and flowering phase to encourage good foliage and flower production. A feed for flowering and fruiting crops is beneficial.
Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)||£14.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
|Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)||£450.00 delivery charge (orders up to £1500 incl VAT)||Orders of £1500 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).
Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.
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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
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Nominated Day Delivery
Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.
For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.
Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.
Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:- Cell Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Hedging Screens- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)- Turf
To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.