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Q.Is my Star Jasmine doing ok?

Zone 10a | Turid added on March 27, 2019 | Answered

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

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Answered on March 28, 2019

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

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