Night Blooming Jessamine
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SES-trum nok-TER-num|
|Lore||Night 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 Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Sweet 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11