Star Jasmine Trachelospermum, can it be saved
Fionas flowers Posts: 4
After a much colder winter than normal this is the result of my beautiful star jasmine, I have left it alone but even with the warmer weather its not showing much signs of life. Should I cut it back or is it a goner!!:'(
I had a new fence put in last autumn and had to cut my (previously) thriving TJ down to about 12" in October Then I had to accept that the landscaper was going to walk over the soil in which the JT is planted and compact it all . Then we had one of the coldest and longest winters in recent years...
That is why my TJ looks a lot like yours - only much shorter.
I'd resigned myself to replacing it but yesterday I gently scraped a little of the bark in a couple of places and it is still green under there - so I'm hoping it has survived.
Suggest you do the scraping test too in a few spots. It may be that the top growth is dead and needs to be cut off - but it may still be ok lower down - depends how cold and wet and wind damaged it got really. They're not the hardiest of plants but mine has been in situ for 5 years and had done very well - so I won't give up on it just yet.
Good luck with yours