Trachelospermum - Asiatic Jasmine
Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), is a marvelous ground cover vine that is well-known throughout the South. Trachelospermum asiaticum means "rough seed from Asia", but it doesn't imply that the plant is without style. Evergreen, leathery leaves with a glossy sheen form a dense, luxurious blanket that adds a touch of class to the landscape.
Asiatic Jasmine is cold-hardy in USDA climate zones 7 through 9. It is perfect for full, but will grow in partial- to full shade. Deep shade is not recommended. Plant in average, well-drained soil wht pH ranging from 6.1 to 7.8. Plants are drought tolerant when established, and heat-loving.
It's very effective as a ground cover in small to large areas. If grown near a walkway, occasional edging will keep it very neat. Otherwise, maintenance needs are few. It is deer resistant, too.
To learn more, read our article on Asiatic Jasmine.