COMMERCIAL NURSERY – GROUND COVER

Trachelospermum jasminoides – Tricolour – Chinese Star Jasmine Variegated – Ground Cover

This ground cover is an attractive, slow growing, mounding plant with variegated cream and green foliage, overlaid with year round new tip growth that is pink and cream. This is a cultivar of Trachelospermum jasminoides with insignificant flowers.

It grows in full sun to semi shade in organic enriched, well-drained soils. Once established will tolerate dry conditions but it is advisable to maintain soil moisture during Summer months.

Can be found in a wide temperature range from tropical to cool temperate and will tolerate light frost.

The coloured foliage is a lovely feature of this plant and it works well as a contrasting ground cover, low border, spillover plant or container specimen. Can be clipped to an effective tight low hedge.

Prune to shape as required but ‘Tricolour’ is not as rampant a grower as the climbing forms. Apply a slow release fertiliser in Spring for healthy growth.

Dimensions: up to 30cm (but can grow taller up to 80cm) |  Width: up to 1m
Flowering: The foliage colour of pink and white tipped leaves is the main feature of this plant as it rarely flowers.

Aspect: Grows in full sun to semi shade. Once established will tolerate dry conditions but it is advisable to maintain soil moisture during Summer months.

Soil type: Organic enriched, well-drained soils produce the best results.

Planting rates: 2/m2. Mass planting: 3/m2
Maintenance: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required to maintain a tidy appearance. Apply a slow release fertiliser in Spring.
Available sizes: Tubes & 140mm pots
Availability: Contact Bluedale Wholesale Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.