Jasmines include a group of roughly species from the Jasminum genus, a sizable number of which are cultivated for ornamental landscape use. The group includes many flowering shrubs and vines, both deciduous and evergreen. The main appeal of the jasmines is their glossy green leaves and fragrant white or yellow flowers.
In fact, once planted, its growth is so aggressive that it has a tendency to become invasive if it's left unpruned and not kept in bounds. However, its robust growth and simple planting requirements make it suitable for adding constant greenery to areas where many ground covers might not thrive or provide adequate coverage. It rarely blooms outside of its warmest zones, but when it does bloom, it produces small, white pinwheel-shaped flowers that change to yellow as they age.
Asian Jasmine is a dense, fast growing ground cover for large areas. The small oval leaves are rich green in color and shiny. Usually this plant is evergreen, however, during severe winters it may lose it's foliage. It prefers moist, well-drained, well-prepared soil for best establishment.
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An interesting climbing groundcover with coppery emerging leaves that become dark glossy green with light green veins. Great for lightly shaded woodland areas. Please contact your local store for product availability.
Asiatic jasmine is a classic favorite for South Florida, a superb groundcover that likes both sun and shade. Tough and great-looking when well cared for, this jasmine rarely flowers but forms a blanket of foliage to set off large plants. These plants do require routine maintenance - keeping the planting area edged and snipping off an occasional wayward shoot that tries to climb.
Asiatic jasmine is an evergreen, vine-like woody plant that is commonly used in Florida landscapes due to its hardiness and drought tolerance. Native to Japan and Korea, Trachelospermum asiaticum is a low maintenance groundcover that is great for mass plantings and turfgrass alternatives. In shady areas, it also provides needed texture and variation. Despite the name, this plant is not related to the common jasmine plant.
Trachelospermum asiaticum common name Asiatic jasmine is a species of plant in the family Apocynaceaenative to Korea and Japan. The specific epithet asiaticum indicates "from Asia". Bavarian physician and naturalist Siebold was able to set foot in Japan between andat a time when China and Japan.
Asiatic Jasmine has been a great ground cover here in NC. I planted it several years ago on a steep ditch bank alongside the street where erosion was a problem and mowing was difficult. It quickly spread out into an eight inch deep green carpet and is relatively easy to control. That said, it did have plenty of room to spread out and I have not noticed it climbing any nearby trees, and it's been growing in that spot for ten years now.