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Star Jasmine or Confederate Jasmine
Soil: This variety is best grown in a mixture of regular garden soil and sand
Many people believe star jasmine is a member of Jasminum, but it is actually in a different family from the regular jasmines. It requires very little care and grows quite happily under the southwestern sun. With a little care, it grows into a huge shrub and produces fragrant white flowers similar to common jasmines. But it is much hardier than its counterpart and no specific soil pH requirement; therefore, it is often found as a part of xeriscaping. It also does well in cold weather and can tolerate cold down to 10 degree F.
After I planted one on the south side of my house near the entrance, it looked a bit sad during the first few weeks. After it was established, new branches started to form and small clusters of flowers started to form. Though it only offered a few flowers this year, I expect with its new growth, it will have many more flowers next year.
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