How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine

Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 10:57 am

How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine (Trachelospermum jasminoides).  This vine will do well in the southwest providing you follow some of the recommendations outlined in this article.

It is an exceptionally fast-growing evergreen vine that will do well in partial shade.  It does not mind the hot southwest weather but it will do better in shade.  Do water consistently during the summer months as it is not a drought-tolerant vine.

Where to plant it

Star Jasmine in Shade
Beautiful Star Jasmine along a wall

Plant it in a shady spot it does not like full sun. Underneath a tree that gives filtered light will work wonders.  Or on the east or north side of a wall, fence, or dwelling.  It will creep and crawl its limbs until it gets about 20ft. wide and about 10 ft. tall if planted as a stand-up vine or container.  It will need a trellis or fence with support to climb.

Use it in a large container or espaliered vine.  It does not mind being in a container. However,  water more often for a better-looking plant during the summer, every other day will suffice.   Be sure your pot has good drainage otherwise, it will develop root rot.  Fertilize with a good 20-20-20 analysis fertilizer.  Once in spring, summer, and fall.

You can also use it as a ground cover.  Again, place it in a shady spot it will struggle if you plant it in full blazing hot sun, especially as a ground cover.

Does it have a flower?

Yes, it does.  And a very fragrant flower at that!  It will bloom from mid-spring until the hot southwest sun comes around, usually around early June or so.  After that, it is an evergreen plant.

How to grow Star Jasmine
The white fragrant flower of the Star Jasmine. Image by Welcome to all and thank you for your visit ! ツ from Pixabay


Insects or diseases

Aphids, scale, and mites are a problem for Star Jasmine.  They will suck the juice from the foliage and stems or produce small indentions in the leaves thus giving them an ugly appearance.

A good systemic insecticide will get rid of them quickly. Apply this insecticide at the first sight of these pests.  The sooner you act the quicker they will be gone.  Try neem oil as an organic substitute for insecticides.  Insecticidal soap is also a good alternative but takes numerous applications before it kills insects.

Fusarium wilt is a fungal disease that will destroy the Star Jasmine.  But, it basically happens in places with lots of rainfall around the southwest this is not a big problem.  As I mentioned earlier this plant does require lots of water and shady conditions.  You will have to keep an eye on your watering systems.  Leaks and overspray from sprinklers will promote fungal diseases.  Use a good fungicide to remove Fusarium wilt.  It will take numerous applications before it is removed.

Star Jasmine as a shrub. Want to see this plant in your yard? Click the image to learn more

In regions where temperatures get below 20° Fahrenheit, the leaves will turn a purple and then brown color this is due to the cold weather.  It is best to wait until the last frost before trimming it back.  It will regrow new foilage and your Star Jasmine will thrive and bloom again in mid-summer.

Star Jasmine
Star Jasmine in decorative pots

Vines for the Southwest.

Another great thing about Star Jasmine plants is their ability to attract butterflies and bees. These pollinators play a crucial role in our ecosystem, and having them visit your garden is not only visually appealing but also beneficial for the environment. So not only will you be enjoying the beauty and fragrance of the Star Jasmine plant, but you will also be helping to support important pollinators.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a stunning and fragrant addition to your garden or outdoor space, look no further than the Star Jasmine plant. With its beautiful white flowers, sweet aroma, and ability to attract pollinators, it is truly a must-have for any plant lover.

Whether you choose to grow it as a ground cover, climber, or in containers, this versatile plant is sure to bring joy and beauty to your surroundings. So don’t wait any longer – go to your hometown Nursery and purchase some Star Jasmine soon.  How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine.


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6 years ago

Can you tell me the botanical name of Star Jasmine?

Paul Guzman
Paul Guzman
6 years ago
Reply to  Cindy

Yes, I can “Trachelospermum jasminoides”. I will add it to our Star Jasmine page.

Wendy Biondo
Wendy Biondo
6 years ago

I want to grow this vine inside my home around an east facing window. Is this realistic?? And do you have this plant for purchase right now? Thank you! 🙂

Paul Guzman
Paul Guzman
6 years ago
Reply to  Wendy Biondo

Yes, you can grow this inside your home. But, it will take more care as opposed to planting it outside. Possibly more water and fertilizer for good growth inside. The star Jasmine likes shade so indoors will work fine as long as it gets some sun from a window nearby.

Wendy Biondo
Wendy Biondo
6 years ago
Reply to  Paul Guzman

Great! Thank you!

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