Jasmine: Night Blooming Latin Name: Cestrum nocturnum
The Basics A woody evergreen shrub related to nightshade. It grows between 4 and 13 feet tall, yielding simple glossy, lance-shaped green leaves and long vinelike stems. This plant, which is native to the West Indies and Latin America, is not particularly showy, but growers cultivate it for its fragrance. Night-blooming jasmine blooms when the weather is warm, and its narrow, tubular, greenish-white blossoms only open at night. The flowers produce a strong, sweet fragrance that attracts moths and butterflies. Glossy white berries follow the flowers. It works well as a specimen plant or as a border shrub, or as a fragrant addition to a butterfly garden.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun / Partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; do not overwater Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
The Care Fast and easy growers that flower on the change of day length, so pruning needs to be adjusted so as not to cut off flowers. Night Blooming is an everbloomer that flowers on mature growth. ALL PARTS OF PLANT ARE POISONOUS IF INGESTED.