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Star Jasmine 'Tricolor'

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor'

Also known as

Tricolor Star Jasmine

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








7 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Star Jasmine 'Tricolor' Overview

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor' has lots of common names including Star Jasmine 'Tricolor'. It likes a sheltered position in full sun to partial shade and well-drained fertile soil. It is a slow-growing, evergreen climber that produces attractive variegated foliage in shades of green, cream and pink. It also produces fragrant clusters of white, star-shaped flowers that turn creamy in colour with age. It blooms from late summer, attracting bees and other pollinators. Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor makes an excellent covering plant for walls and fences, its foliage being evergreen, glossy and colourful - often developing an attractive deep red colour in autumn. For the more adventurous gardener, it can be clipped into many shapes! It can also be grown in a conservatory (but with some shade from the midday sun).

Common problems with Star Jasmine 'Tricolor'

More susceptible to Mealybugs, Cushion Scale and red spider mite when grown under glass.

Star Jasmine 'Tricolor' Companion Plants

Can be grown under deciduous trees or as specimen plants on their own. Give them enough space as they will climb into and over other plants.

How to harvest Star Jasmine 'Tricolor'

When flowers are picked they secrete a sticky milky sap, stand them in water for an hour or two before adding to other flowers in a vase.

How to propagate Star Jasmine 'Tricolor'


Layering can be done in autumn.


Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat during summer.

Special features of Star Jasmine 'Tricolor'

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Pot plant

Plant in well draining potting mix, can be clipped into many shapes.

Attractive flowers

Autumn colour

Leaves turn an attractive deep red shade.

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Hedge plant

If given a supporting structure, it will cover it quickly making an effective screen.

Winter colour

Red coloured/tinted leaves.

Ground cover

Other uses of Star Jasmine 'Tricolor'


A valuable perfume oil is extracted from the steam distilled or tinctured flowers and used in high end perfumery. In a dilute form, tinctured flowers are much used in Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai incenses.