Surrey, United Kingdom
On a recent visit to Switzerland (Jan 2011) I visited a nursery that had a large number of Rhyncospermum jasminoides plants growing in pots and in their gardens. The plants were out of doors with no cover and looked extremely healthy. On my return to the UK I did a google search for the plant to find that the names Rhyncospermum jasminoides and Trachelospermum jasminoides are used interchangeably. In addition Trachelospermum jasminoides is described as being half hardy and needing to be covered in winter.
Firstly, are these one and the same plant? Secondly I live in Surrey and wish to grow Rhyncospermum jasminoides plants on obelisks to line the driveway. Will they survive the Surrey winter or will they need covering. I have chalk soil.
- 3 Feb, 2011