The vast majority of climbing plants are fierce in their growth habit and are aggressive. They must be in the forests that grow naturally, so that they can move towards the light of the forest canopy. This feature is often welcomed in many garden conditions, but can be problematic in small spaces. The temptation to plant people like Bougainvillea, Thunbergia or Campsis, with its rapid cover and impressive flowering, can be great, but many small plots have been seized or turned into an uncontrollable knot.
In contrast, the star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), which grows relatively slowly and is not as common as many climbers. Most uninformed people have a flaw, lethargy at the beginning makes it easy to control, so it is much more suitable for a small garden or backyard.
In its kind, Star Yasmine is actually a very beautiful decoration. Reaching about 2-3 meters (9 feet), it has small, dark green leaves that add a refined woody feel to the garden. The plant is suffocated by delicate but very fragrant white flowers in spring and early summer. It is good in appearance and maintains a good appearance all year round. Star Yasmine is therefore suitable for small and intimate spaces such as entrances and narrow paths.
An ornamental plant, like an ingredient in a recipe, is as good as its place in the outline of things. In terms of design, a specimen should be properly related to other plants. In this regard, Trachelospermum, which climbs the wall, combines with low-growing shrubs of medium texture, such as Pittosporum “Wheeler dwarfs”, Coprosma repens and Green Island Ficus. It is also very suitable with plants such as Carissa, Viburnum, Duranta and Raphiolepis.
Star Yasmine is infinitely wiser for those who enjoy the natural feeling of a plant pulling a tree than for indiscriminate climbers like Ivy. The latter, although not biologically parasitic, can practically suffocate the tree, causing the branches to collapse under its weight and seriously shortening the life of the tree. Trachelospermum simply does not have such belligerent features!
To climb high walls, the Jasmine star needs to be tied up and trained. As you grow older, the grapes become thicker, so the structure on which they are trained should be able to weigh a little. In short walls, it does not need support, because it is placed on top of the wall. It is also sometimes used as a medium scale surface coating. If left unmanaged, they can be left astray and lose the right path. Therefore, it is worth pruning and pruning regularly in order to create lateral growth and ultimately a denser and more compact appearance.