Plant Life Balance

Get to Know Star Jasmine

This classic growing bush adorns side streets and laneways, and can beautify just about any urban space. The scent of their white, star-shaped flower gently wafts throughout neighbourhoods in spring and can be pretty magical.


Jasmine loves full sun but will grow just about anywhere. They’re climbers, so make sure they have a lattice, pole or frame to snuggle up to.


Regular watering is recommended, especially as they’re starting out. But as they mature you can stop worrying about them.


After they settle in, ignore them until they start to take over a little too much, then cut them back as viciously as you like. They can be kept as small plants, neat hedges or overgrown behemoths.

Also known as

Confederate jasmine, Southern jasmine, Confederate jessamine, and Chinese star jasmine.

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