Trachelospermum Asiaticum "Summer Sunset"
Use: Asian jasmine is used as both a vine and a groundcover. For most applications, it is used as a low level ground cover.
Characteristics: The foliage is a darker green, with a leaf that is more compact than that of confederate jasmine. New growth may have a reddish tone. This is a very low-lying vine that produces runners as it matures. At full maturity, the ground cover is a tight knit “Berber carpet.”
Trimming: Once established as a groundcover, shear every other month and hand prune stragglers. Regular hand weeding is critical to allow the vine to establish.
Fertilization/Pests: Fertilize in March, June and October with a well balanced, time released granular fertilizer with minor elements. Asian Jasmine can get leaf spots from a fungus, but rarely sustains much damage or requires treatment.