Trachelospermum jasminoides

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Taxonomy (2)

Classification: Angiosperm, dicot
Family: Apocynaceae
Common name: Confederate Jasmine

General Information (2)

Region of Origin: China
USDA Plants Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Growth Habit: Vine

  • Size: 2 feet long (alone), 40 feet long (climbing)
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Flowering: Spring

Diagnostic Characteristics

Leaves (1)

  • Arrangement: Opposite
  • Simple/Compound: Simple
  • Shape: Oval

(Photo by Logan Petrey)


(Photo by Logan Petrey)

Flower (1,2)

  • Color: White
  • Size: 1 inch
  • Inflorescence type: Cyme

Fruit (2)

  • Fruit type: Dry pod

Horticultural Information (2)

  • Light: Full sun
  • Maintenance: Low maintenance once established.
  • Landscape Uses: Cover terraces, pergolas, fences, and walls; hanging baskets and ground cover for flower beds.
  • Other: Drought tolerant

Interesting Facts (2)

  • Confederate Jasmine uses holdfast roots to hold onto upright substrates for climbing.
  • Confederate Jasmine is not a true jasmine in the genus Jasminum but gives of the fragrance of a jasmine.


1) Dirr, M. (1998). Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. (5th ed., pp. 208-211). Champaign, Illinois: Stipes Publishing L.L.C.
2) Scheper, J. (2005). Trachelospermum jasminoides. Retrieved from

Prepared by Logan Petrey as a course requirement for BIOL 3630/5630, Spring 2013
Edited by Jessica Bartek