Trachelospermum belongs to the Apocynaceae family and originates from Asia. It is a genus that has about 30 species of evergreen climbing shrubs, suitable for living in areas with a warm temperate climate. They have flexible and thin stems, green or reddish in color; the leaves are lanceolate, dark green in color, shiny and leathery.
Trachelospermum jasminoides, also known as evergreen jasmine, thrives throughout Italy, with the exception of those regions where temperatures during the winter are particularly harsh.
The most suitable period for planting Trachelospermum jasminoides is spring, between the end of April and the beginning of May. During the initial growth phase, the plant must be supported and supported with special supports, as well as guided to take the desired shape. It has fairly rapid growth, and can reach 5-6 meters in height; for their dense evergreen vegetation they are often used also as a hedge.
Trachelospermum jasminoides "width =" 745 "height =" 559 "longdesc =" / garden / creepers / trachelospermum / trachelospermum.asp "> The evergreen jasmine it is a plant that prefers sunny positions that allow specimens of this variety to receive several hours of sunshine a day. They can withstand temperatures close to zero, even if they prefer mild and temperate climates.
The evergreen jasmine it needs a soil rich in organic material, soft and well drained, even if it has an adequate development even in normal garden soil. When planting new specimens, it is good to prepare a balanced compound that guarantees all the necessary nutrients and excellent drainage.