Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. As a ground cover, space plants 2 to 3 ft. apart; control weeds until plants fill in. For a vertical effect, provide support such as trellis or arbor. A periodic trim promotes new growth with more pronounced foliage coloration.
- Light Needs: Full to partial shade
- Watering Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Asian jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), or 'Dwarf Confederate' jasmine, is a multi-stemmed shrub that produces vine-like, woody branches. This sprawling plant is a true ground cover, as it forms a thick mat over the planting area. Asian jasmine plants are very drought- and cold-tolerant; they can survive dry, arid conditions when grass cannot, and Asian jasmine plants stay green after freezing. Asiatic jasmine can grow in full sun or in deep shade, where turfgrass will not grow. In South Florida, it prefers partial to full shade. Asiatic jasmine forms a thick mat that blankets the ground. The ground cover is more tolerant of drought than most turfgrasses, and resists weeds and pests.