How to Grow Jasmine Vine in Zone 7

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Confederate jasmine vine, also known as star jasmine, has a cultivar called "Madison" that is hardy and easy to grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture Growing Zone 7, where the winters are slightly colder. The vine grows up to 40 feet in length and produces 1-inch white flowers in early spring. Jasmine vine can become invasive and if planted in a location that is close to trees and structures and not maintained through pruning. Note that Confederate jasmine vine is not a true jasmine species.

Things You'll Need

  • "Madison" Confederate jasmine plant or plants
  • Shovel
  • Water
  • Balanced fertilizer
  • Hand pruner
  • Rooting tray
  • Rooting medium
  • Purchase the "Madison" cultivar of Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jaminoides), which is hardy enough to grow in U.S.D.A. Zone 7.

  • Choose a planting location that has a well-draining soil and light conditions ranging from full sun to partial shade.

  • Dig a hole and add a layer of organic compost to increase moisture retention and soil-nutrient quality. Plant the jasmine vine in a hole the same depth as the container it was growing in.

  • Water the plant on a daily basis the first two weeks after planting to stimulate root growth. Continue to water on a weekly basis when rainfall amounts are less than 1 inch per week.

  • Fertilize established jasmine vine plants in the early spring and again in the fall season with a balanced fertilizer. Do not use a high-nitrogen fertilizer, as this will inhibit flower growth.

  • Propagate the vine by taking semi-hardwood cuttings in the spring. Treat the cut end with rooting hormone and plant in a tray of rooting medium until root growth appears.

  • Prune the vine in the fall and winter to remove tangled vines and dead growth. Also prune the vine in late spring after blooming by removing the previous year’s growth to increase foliage and control excessive growth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not plant jasmine vine near trees or structures as the vine will attach itself and can cause damage or structural weakness.
  • Jasmine vine cuttings release a milky sap that can irritate the skin.

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