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Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 201
I've just purchased a star Jasmine plant after coming home for LA and smelling one for the first time. OMG. beautiful. So question is can I grow it alongside clematis I have up against trellis or is it best to keep it separate on its own piece of trellis? 


  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    What kind of clem do you have? Sometimes if you have to prune the clem in the autumn, mixing it with other non-pruning plants, it can become a pain.
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 201
    It's mainly montana
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Would they both be planted in the ground?
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 201
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    They can both be big plants. I would have thought they would be ok together - providing good flower at different times. You'd need some hefty trellis / wires to support them. Where abouts are you? Trachelospermum jasminoides isn't always that hardy for some parts of Britain. (Note that it's like a jasmine, not the real thing).

    Pete8  grows both together (though not, I think, montana). 

  • I have a pink flowered jasmine growing free form near the bottom of my garden. It is a large tangled pile of stems but has survived the winter and flowers every year. I gave my neighbours a white jasmine plant to celebrate the birth of their twin daughters, that is planted near our front doors, it has climbed up a trellis and is now on its way into my garden. I also have two trachelospermums, one in a container by the front door which shows no inclination to climb the obelisk around it and the other, planted in the ground with a trellis to climb but chooses to bush at ground level. The one in the container is a green leaved cream coloured flower highly scented variety, the one in the ground a variegated leaved one with cream flowers but no perfume. Because I think their perfume is so wonderful I gave one to my daughter, it was planted on the shady side of her back yard and it practically took over her garden and their neighbours but rarely flowered so I think planting a jasmine with a montano clematis would be a pruning nightmare. I agree with above about the two needing  scaffolding support as they both make a huge amount of growth each year. A hedge trimmer might be in order.

    My sister has an ongoing problem with a neighbours white flowered jasmine which tops an 8ft fence and hangs down into my sister's garden, she has finally resorted to cutting it back as much as possible and then treating what she can reach with weedkiller! 

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,174
    Joyce,  trachelospermum, as far as I know does not climb by itself but needs to be tied into it's support, at least initially. You might need a big obelisk eventually!  Proper jasmine I agree can be a right monster.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,277
    I grow star jasmine and clematis together, but my clematis is is group 2, so it gets cut to the ground every spring and I pull out the old growth from the SJ easily.
    They seem to co-habit very nicely

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  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    @Pete8 thats beautiful!
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Pete, is tricky to prune the clem and not the SJ?
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