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Cestrum nocturnum ~ Night Blooming Jasmine

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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Cestrum nocturnum, Night Blooming Jasmine