Summer Sunset Asian Minima Jasmine Vine
Upgrade your landscape with this beautiful and stunning Summer Sunset Asian Minima Jasmine Vine (Trachelospermum asiaticum). It also is known by the name “Salsa” Asiatic Jasmine. This unusual variety of Minima Jasmine, like the others, forms a dense mat of rugged vine-like woody stems to create a beautiful border or bed.
Asiatic Jasmine is an exceptionally versatile plant with many uses in landscape and garden design. Although it makes a delightful groundcover that lights up the sunny or shady areas of the landscape, it can also be used as a climber on trellises, fences, and other structures that provide support. It also brightens up container gardens and hanging baskets where it can be used as an accent plant or underplanting that will dramatically spill over the edge of the container. Because it grows in shade, it is perfect for use under the canopies of large shade trees, decks, or other overhead structures. A fine addition to any landscape where it will grow.
A Minima Jasmine Vine of colour that truly inspires the visual senses, featuring evergreen leaves marbled in seemingly endless patterns and hues of orange, red, yellow, and white, the Summer Sunset Asian Jasmine is a dramatic addition as a groundcover, climber, or spiller over walls in the landscape or in container gardens, where its bright-coloured foliage flows over the edge of the container. The combination of all the colours in the “sunset” is truly spectacular, and you’ll be happy to know it produces these bright colours in either sun or shade.
How to Grow
Trachelospermum asiaticum is exceptionally easy to grow. It tolerates many soil types, including clay, but prefers and will spread faster in moist but well-drained, loamy soil. It will tolerate temporary flooding but does not like constantly soggy or wet soil. Grows in sunny or shady areas. Established plants are quite drought-tolerant.
Sun Needs: Sun or Shade
Water Needs: Average, low when established
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Drainage Soil: Moist but Well Drained
the pH level of Soil: 5.5 – 7
- Add a mixture of composted cow manure and soil to the hole when planting.
- Keep the area edged so the groundcover stays in bounds and grows back over itself to form a thick mat.
- You can mow over it once a year in early spring (mid-March) with the mower blade set high (4 inches). This keeps the height more uniform.
- Use a weedwhacker to trim for a level look, but avoid whacking the tree trunk or base of any plant it surrounds.
- Water on an Alternate basis but allow time between waterings for the soil to go dry.
- Plants only grow in sunny or shady areas for better results.
- Fertilize 2 times a year – in spring and late summer – with a well-controlled release fertilizer.