Trachelospermum jasminoides, Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine

Confederate Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Common Names: Star Jasmine

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 18′ – 2′

Spacing/Spread: 10′ – 18′

Evergreen: Yes.

Color: White flowers.

Interest: Spring to Summer.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.


Plant is deer resistant.

Wildlife habitat:

Features: A vigorous drought tolerant and deer resistant vine. Profuse white flowers.

Austin Native Landscaping: “You can see this attractive vine in more and more landscapes in Austin. This is great news because Confederate Jasmine is an excellent choice as far as vines go. Confederate Jasmine is a low hassle, disease and pest free, drought tolerant vigorous vine. And best of all: Its evergreen. A well established Confederate Jasmine is a sure sight to see; Hundreds of fragrant white blooms literally covering the plant. Performs outstandingly on arbors, trellises and walls. Plus: It is quite deer resistant!”



Family: Apocynaceae (Pronounced – a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee)

Genus: Trachelospermum (Pronounced – tray-key-low-SPER-mum)

Species: jasminoides (Pronounced – jaz-min-OY-deez)

Propagation: Seeds, semi hard wood cuttings, layering



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4 comments… add one
  • Debra

    August 18, 2015, 5:29 pm

    why does my Confederate Jasmine never bloom? growing on an 8 foot and a 20 foot trellis for 3 or 4 years now without flowers – lots of sun !

    • Reed

      August 18, 2015, 5:35 pm

      Are you sure you have Confederate Jasmine? There are other similar evergreen vines that don’t flower.
      Also, what kind of soil is it planted under? Caliche?

  • Fred West

    January 8, 2018, 7:53 pm

    My confederate jasmine has blossomed profusely for the past 8 years. This year it suddenly turned brown nd died. so far I have lost two shrubs and I am worried about the other five plants. What causes the plant to suddenly die and how can I save the remaining plants.


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