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NIGHT BLOOMING Jasmine Fragrant Cestrum Plant White Flower


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Despite the romantic and exotic reputation of the Night Blooming Jasmine Plant, someone unfamiliar with it, seeing it for the first time in the daylight, might wonder what the big deal is.  The flowers are just not very impressive to look at. 

In the daytime they present as profuse clusters of more than half closed, small tubular, trumpet shaped blooms in a soft, subtle, cool tones of green tinted shades of ivory and white.  The little flower are pretty in an elegant and understated kind of way. However, hang around in the vincinity of this plant until the sun has fully set in the evening, and just what it is that has made the Night Blooming Jasmine Plant so popular and special is quickly understood.  There is simply nothing quite like a soft,  warm, summer night's breeze redolent with the perfume of the Night Blooming Jasmine Plant. 

There are few other plants with the ability to add such an extra layer of enjoyment to being outdoors at night in the summer time, with so little care and effort as the Night Blooming Jasmine.  The intoxicating fragrance seems to carry with the abililty to forever imprint the memories of those evenings on the human psyche. Though commonly called a Jasmine, Night Blooming Jasmine not a Jasmine at all. 

The common name comes from the similar intense jasmine-like fragrance.  Night Bloooming Jasmine is a type of Cestrum and is also sometimes commonly called Queen of the Night, Raatraani (Marathi: ???????), Hasna Hena, Lady of the Night, (not be confused with Brunsfelsia americana, known also by this commone name)  Night-Blooming Jessamine. The plant was brought to the attention of the horticultural world in the late 1800's by Ragbhir Singh Ubhi, who was became enamored with sweet, intoxicating fragrance while visiting the West Indies.

The  growth habit of the Night Blooming Jamsine is vigoNrous, upright and self branching.  Left to it's own devices it will grow several feet in a single warm season and mature into a large, sprawling tree-like shrub in the 10 ft - to 12 ft height range with an equally large spread in a relatively short period of time.   Consideration should be given to the ability to prune frequently to maintain smaller size, or allow room for it to spread out in the alternative. 

Night Blooming Jasmine is a cyclical bloomer throughout the warm season.  The bloom cycle is unpredictable, some myths and legends connect the bloom cycle with phases of the moon, and/or as fortelling of romantic, life altering events.  There is likely, however, a more ordinary and mundane scientific environmental explanation for what triggers the bloom cycle.

These can also be grown as potted plants. The make a great standard form small patio tree. It has lots of versatile uses in mixed borders, as a background planting, it can be hedged in row or grown as a small tree. It’s fragrance and nectar attracts butterflies.


Available Size:  4 inch Pots

One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Botantical Name

Cestrum notcturnum

Common Name

Night Blooming Jasmine

Plant Family:  Solanaceae
Mature Size:  10 ft x 10 ft
Bloom Color: Greenish white
Bloom Form: Small tubular trumpet shaped in large clusters
Bloom Time:  Cyclical several time yearly in warm season
Zone:  9,10,11 (Root hardy in Zone 8B once very well established)
Fragrance:  Intensely fragrant at night
Water Needs:  Moderate until well established
Light Needs: Full sun to light shae
Key Features:  Fragrant, showy, easy to grow
Suggested Uses:  Anchor, Specimen, Potte

For the best result with your new Night Blooming Jasmine Plant.

  • Plant in well draining, fertile soil.  It will tolerate a wide range of soil types, but prefers rich, loamy soil.
  • Locate in full sun to lightly dappled shade
  • Prune lightly and often for shape, especially after flowering
  • Feed a good quality bloom boosting plant food slow release plant food in the early spring to encourage blooming.
  • Protect from frost and freeze until very well established.

Caution:  All parts of the Cestrum species are generally considered to be toxic*

* Toxicity information generally known in the horticultural trade and gardening circles, if known, is provided for reference purposes only.  Medical and/or Horticulture experts in the field of Plant Toxicology should be consulted for specific and reliable information. 

This plant is intended for ornamental, decorative use only.  Emerald Goddess Gardens tm does not recommend, endorse, or offer the product for any other intended use.  

  • Model: CES-NOC-NB-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3lbs
  • 22 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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