Night Blooming Jessamine

Cestrum nocturnum

SKU
2360
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Small greenish white flowers have great fragrance, a powerful addition to the evening scented garden. Use as hedge, screen or divider. Flowers and accompanying white berries attract birds. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Moderate growing, dense shrub 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide. Seed grown.
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Botanical PronunciationSES-trum nok-TER-num
LoreNight blooming tropical plants often lack color because it is useless when there is no sun. Fragrance is what draws pollinators, often moths, bats or other night flying nectar feeders.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis fine tropical shrub is a special night garden plant for hot zone gardens. Makes a fine evergreen natural hedge that works well as a visual screen or background. Plant as a single, specimen to enjoy its fragrance blossoms close up. Adapts well to containers on porch, patio and terrace. Small white ornamental berries will attract birds to the garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureSweet Evening Fragrance

Prefers light, sandy, well-drained soils with room for roots to spread. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Feed in early spring. Prune annually after bloom period. Protect from frost; may be overwintered indoors in colder zones.

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