The Asiatic Jasmine is a tough and adaptable evergreen groundcover that tolerates heat, sun, shade, and drought, all while being resistant to pests and diseases. Basically, you get gorgeous growth without the hassle.
The Asiatic forms a dense carpet of leaves on 6-foot-long stems, filling in turfgrass-challenged areas and requiring very little upkeep. The Asiatic Jasmine is a problem solver for even the toughest conditions and areas in your garden.
Thriving in sun or shade, the Asiatic Jasmine also grows in transition areas…places where open, sunny areas meet the shady ground under trees. And unlike most other varieties, it never looks leggy or ragged.
When you’re ready to plant, place your Asiatic Jasmine in full sun to partial shade, avoiding deep shade (4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily). Although clay, loam and sandy soil can accommodate your tree, try to choose a location with well-draining, slightly acidic soil.
Dig a hole about as deep as the root ball and about twice as wide. Set the tree in the hole, spreading out the roots over the surface of the hole. Fill the hole in with a mixture of the original soil and any additional topsoil required. Eliminate any air pockets that may have formed by tamping down firmly. Water the area until the top 3 inches of soil becomes moist but not soaked.
Water regularly in the first year after planting. Wait until the top 3 inches of soil dry out before watering again.
Apply a complete fertilizer in early spring such as 10-10-10, preferably one with slow-release nitrogen. Follow the directions on the packaging.
|Mature Height:||3-6 in|
|Mature Width:||3-6 ft|
|Grows Well in Zones:||7-10|
|Your Growing Zone:||6|