Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki Star Jasmine
This image displays plant 1.25-1.5 m tall.
Height Excluding Pot:
(4ft 1-4ft 11)
Plant shape: 3 canes
Pot size: 20 Litres
Plant ID: 10461 C 12
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Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki is an evergreen climbing star jasmine with variegated foliage, pretty cascading flowers and a sweet scent. It suits a warm fence line or a large container.
Trachelospermum Asiaticum are hardy star jasmines from Asia. They are hardier than other star jasmines so suit the UK’s climate, but they are still beautifully scented with masses of flowers and evergreen self-climbing foliage. Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki is a variegated variety of Asian star jasmine with year-round bold foliage. The glossy oval-shaped new growth emerges orange in spring before maturing to gold, white, and dark green. Often all foliage colours present at once. Its given name ‘Ogon Nishiki’ means ‘gold brocade’ which describes its cascading foliage and the star-shaped creamy yellow flowers that cover the vine in spring.
Height And Spread of Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki This compact Asian star jasmine will reach a height of 1.5 metres and spread over a metre.
How Hardy Is Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki Hardier than other star jasmines Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki will survive frosts if the roots are well drained, but it needs a sunny, sheltered spot to thrive.
How To Use Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki This is a great choice for the back of a sunny border against a fence or in a well-watered and fed container growing up a trellis or an obelisk with support. Although technically a climber it’s slow to start growing and may need support to climb a fence or trellis as it tends to lack the vigour to grow upright of its own accord. However it is an excellent and standout ground cover plant.You can also drape this star jasmine over the edges of large containers to soften edges.
Because bees and butterflies love the nectar-rich sweetly scented flowers this is a valuable addition to a wildlife friendly space. Established specimens attract small birds that nest in the bushy evergreen foliage.
How To Care For Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki Although this variety is tougher than the general species of jasmine it still needs a sunny, sheltered aspect. A south or west-facing wall in full sun or dappled shade is best.
Trachelospermum Asiaticum Ogon Nishiki is not fussy about soil conditions growing in both sandy and clay conditions. Pruning is not necessary but you can trim back wayward tendrils and shape it to suit your space.
A thick layer of mulch to the roots in spring provides nutrients for healthy dramatic foliage and extra scented flowers. Water well until established and tie young plants to trellis for a head start if you want to grow it as a climber.