Plant of the Week

Trachelospermum jasminoides, commonly known as the star jasmine, confederate jasmine or trader’s compass, can be found growing against the wall of the University Museum of Natural History. A beautiful evergreen climbing plant, it is perfect for warm, sunny walls. It produces a proliferation of fragrant, white flowers during June and July, which bees and other insects greatly enjoy. It prefers a warm, sheltered, sunny position and free-draining soils. A native of central and southern China and Taiwan, it was introduced to Britain by the plant hunter Robert Fortune in 1844.

Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum jasminoides 2
Trachelospermum jasminoides 2
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