Ogon Nishiki Star-Jasmine
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki'
Ogon Nishiki Star-Jasmine foliage
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Height: 20 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Japanese Yellow Star-Jasmine
Ogon Nishiki Star-Jasmine features tiny fragrant white tubular flowers along the branches from late spring to early summer. Its attractive glossy pointy leaves emerge orange in spring, turning green in color with showy gold variegation the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Ogon Nishiki Star-Jasmine is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ogon Nishiki Star-Jasmine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Ogon Nishiki Star-Jasmine will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this slow-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Ogon Nishiki Star-Jasmine is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.