Night-Blooming Jessamine

Cestrum nocturnum

“From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odor to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about” writes Thomas Moore. Not a true jasmine, but a member of the Tomato Family, it bears clusters of small white-green flowers from Spring through late Summer that bloom at night releasing a heavenly fragrance throughout the garden. Night blooming jessamine must be planted near the home or patio where its perfume can be enjoyed!

Water: Moderate for first year, and then drought tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Tropical evergreen shrub 8 to 10' tall and 3' wide. Columnar form makes it an excellent privacy hedge

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Any soil

Origin: West Indies and Carribean

Night-Blooming Jessamine