Hello! I want to plant Confederate Jasmine next to a large trellis, about 7 feet wide and 6 feet high, because I want a fragrant evergreen vine. However, I don't want the plant to conquer the yard, as I have read that it's quite fast growing and a bit aggressive. The trellis wires form large diamonds and I would like the plant to conform somewhat so that the diamond shapes are visible. Is Confederate Jasmine entirely the wrong plant for this trellis? I am open to other suggestions. I live in the South Carolina lowcountry in zone 8b. Thank you!
It sounds like it will fit just perfectly, here! Pruning can keep it in check, as well. Here is an article that will help:
I planted it a couple of months ago, into fertile soil. It is growing on a South facing fence. I water it regularly. When it didn’t rain for over two weeks recently, I watered it a little bit each day. Have I over watered it? The flowers have always drooped and some leaves are more yellow/lime.
I do believe that the watering may be a bit too much. They are very hardy and will only require watering during severe drought. Other than this, they should be allowed to face the elements.
Here is an article that will help you to care for the plant:
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Here is information about Star Jasmine that should help:
What kind of met should i use?
These articles should help:
My Trachelospermum jasminoides leaves are covered in a thick black sooty layer. This happened last winter and I guess it is because the spot where it is growing doesn't much much sun in the winter months. Is there any non-chemical spray I can use or should I cut it right back now and then replant it? It has been in preent position for about 4-5 years and is a vigorous plant, so I assume that the black "soot" isn't going to kill it but it is very unsightly. It does however flower well in the summer on the new growth..
This was likely brought about by an insect infestation, at one time. Aphids will cause this, usually.
What you describe for winter conditions will make things worse, for sure, though.
Unfortunately, cutting them back will not solve the issue. Whether you choose organic or synthetic chemicals, chemicals will be needed, however.
Can you buy seeds for this plant or wedding day rose - if so where from that’s reliable. I’d like seeds as cheaper option and quite like trying to grow from seeds if possible. I’m new to all this but would like something like this to grow at my new allotment, in front of a fence that is the boundary to the back of mine. Don’t want to buy plants as costs more. :)
Here are tips for growing those plants from seed. You can buy seeds from a reputable nursery online or ask at your local nursery where you can get seeds from a reputable vendor. I would caution against buying from an individual online who is not with a nursery as there are many seed scams that go on.
I live in zone 7A had a beautiful Madison Confederate Jasmine that I had planted about 6 years ago. It was planted under my deck in full sun, and grew upwards beautifully and provided a privacy wall. The landscaper cut it by accident to the height of about 3 feet with an electric saw. 1. I’m not sure of what to do next, as I don’t know if it will come back or not. 2. Either way, I am wondering if I should plant a new one in a planter on my deck to speed the coverage process, or plant it in the ground by the old one (or remove the old one if it’s not coming back). 3. If it’s not coming back, I am wondering if there is another vine that I should get to provide year-round coverage. I’ve read the Madison Confederate is an evergreen, but mine dies in the winter. I am wondering if an Akebia Quinata or Bigonia Capreolata may do better for me. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
I believe your vine will come back. Confederate jasmine is only evergreen in zones 8 to 10 and you are in zone 7.
The chocolate vine grows quickly but is considered invasive. The crossvine blooms heavily in spring and is a treat for the hummingbirds (if they arrive in NJ before blooming ends). Here is info about all three: