Very healthy and recipient delighted
Beautiful smelling Star Jasmine, arrived safely in some gorgeous recyclable packaging - I just had to make a little video to celebrate the moment, check it out. Highly recommended!
as was expected...excellent
Lovely fragrant plant
I’m sorry to say that the plant was not in great condition when it arrived. It had spilled out the box with broken branches which I can only assume was done during transit. But the plant itself was not very healthy with red and brown leaves and most of it had been eaten with huge holes in a lot of the leaves and it was full of centipedes which made the whole thing very unpleasant. It was meant to be a present for a family member so I decided to get another plant from another supplier instead and have placed it in my garden to try and nurse it back to full health.
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This summer flowering climber will is often called a “jasmine” as it has sweetly scented starry flowers. Its latin name however is trachelospermum jasminoides – it is a garden plant and it will be a star performer on a sunny wall.
If in the South of England, your plant will do best planted out in the garden, ideally against a wall or fence in full or partial sun with well draining soil and sheltered from cold winds. However, if you would prefer to keep it in its pot, your Star Jasmine will also do well in a sunny sheltered spot on a patio, and in colder climates it will need frost protection.
During the summer your plant will need watering regularly, especially when it is warm. If in a pot water from the top and allow excess water to drain away. In winter, your plant won’t need watering as frequently, aim to water once the top of the soil is dry. During the summer you can feed your plant with a liquid fertiliser every month to encourage growth, however this is not essential.
Star Jasmine are self-supporting climbers and so shouldn’t need much attention once established. In the spring however, tie in any stray shoots and prune to shape as required.
These plants are self-clinging, but the young growth might need a bit of encouragement, if so tie in young shoots to a trellis or other support.
If your plant has any setbacks due to extreme winter weather just cut back the dead growth and it will recover.