Is my Star Jasmine doing ok?
Hello, last year July I planted 4 Star Jasmines (Trachelospermum jasminoides) with the intention to cover a gate. I live in central coastal Portugal (zone 10a). It is in well draining (rather sandy) soil and gets about 8 to 12 hours of sun a day. It can be quite windy here. It is growing quite fast. Around november/december a lot of the leaves turned red and I was told this was normal and they would fall off in spring. First, the leaves are barely falling off but rather seem to be turning back green. Is that normal/ok? Second, there is a lot of new growth on it and that is quite bright/light green with maybe a yellowish shine on a few leaves. It seems to be growing really well, but I am doubting it is the "right" colour. I read that too light coloured leaves can indicate a problem (water, fertilizer...). My question is thus: is this Jasmine doing ok or is it lacking something? Thank you in advance. Kind regards, Turid Hoekstra
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
To me, the color looks ok. It just seems that it may be growing fast. I believe that you will find it darkening with age. The plant seems in good health.
Here is more information to help you with this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/jasmine/star-jasmine-as-ground-cover.htm