Cestrum nocturnum, or
the Night Blooming Jasmine is a large shrub. The cream or pale green
flowers are relatively inconspicuous and are most notable for their
beautiful evening fragrance. I plant Cestrum nocturnum in shaded
gardens in frost free or nearly frost free locations. These are
wonderful background plants and are usually found in some forgotten corner
of the yard, often near a window that is kept open. Night Blooming
Jasmine prefers some irrigation and well mulched soil and good drainage
but will persist with almost no care. Unfortunately if adequate care
is not provided, Cestrum nocturnum will be a visual liability. All
parts of the plant are poisonous so these fragrant beauties should not be
planted where small children play.
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