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Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate jasmine) - red leaves

The leaves on my 3 -4 year old Trachelospermum Jasminoides are red and have been since winter and it has not grown at all so far this season. The leaves are easy to pull off. I fear that it has gone to meet its maker - any thoughts please?

Comments (2)

  1. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Richard, they often do this after a cold winter - and goodness knows we had a cold winter! They should start putting out some new foliage now that it's warmed up a bit (and goodness knows it's warm enough now - phew!) so I'd say, be patient, wait and see..

    Some people say that overwatering can lead to the leaves turning red (then dying - you are quite correct, the red 'uns are being discarded by the plant), and generally these plants do like good drainage, but you say yours have been red all winter, so it's more likely to be just a response to the cold.

    Either way, hopefully it will recover!

  2. Grower

    Richard Holland

    Thanks Rachel - I hope so too.


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