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Plants of the UNF Campus

Trachelospermum asiaticum - Asiatic jasmine
Family Apocynaceae


About fifteen species of Trachelospermum exist. Most are native to Asia but one is native to the southeastern United States. These are evergreen vines with white to yellowish flowers. One Asian species (Confederate jasmine) is cultivated as a vine for its showy, fragrant flowers. This species is grown for its ability to cover the ground with its foliage. Several varieties exist, selected for variation in leaf size, shape, and coloration.


See this plant at building 51 and parking garage 44.


A small vine often used as a groundcover only a few inches tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to part shade

Water: moderately drought tolerant

Soil: adaptable to a wide pH range

This plant is commonly used in northeast Florida landscapes as a groundcover. In our area, it performs best with supplemental irrigation.