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  • If you're looking for an exotic amazing scented flowering plant, this is it. While not a true Jasmine, this plant has one of the most fragrant flowers you will find on a plant. Surprisingly it grows very well in the Arizona area with minimal care. 


  • Night Blooming Jasmine Growing tips:


  • Best time to plant: When night temperatures are at least 50f consistently and expected to rise in the next month or so. 


  • Sun: Direct sun until about 100F. Higher temperatures may burn a young plant in direct sun.


  • Winter: Frost sensitive and cold hardy to low 20F. Protect from frost and cold wind. Some defoliation, leaf burn is normal on young plants during winter time.


  • Growth structure: This is naturally a shrub. It can grow up to 10-15ft tall and a spread of about 8-12ft. It can be pruned as a tree is desired.


  • Root system: Semi-shallow root system. Water frequently first season in ground then as it gets older deep water. Root system is not invasive so it's safe to plant close to structures.


  • Flowering time: It flowers in the spring. Flowering lasts for about 1-2 weeks and mainly during night time. Flowers tend to stay open during early morning time but are not a fragrant as when they first open.


  • Fertilization: In containers, use a slow release fertilizer such as Osmocate. Numbers are irrelevant so any slow release fertilizer that has some nitrogen in it will work. In ground, all you need is compost, mulch and water.


  • Watering: In containers follow our 50-75% rule. Wait until 50-75% is dry and that is exactly how often you will water. In ground, water frequently first summer and start deep watering once plant has been in ground at least 1 full year. Remember, this plant will take a minimum of 1 full year to grow roots in the soil. Even if the soil around the rootball is soaking wet, the plant won't be able to benefit from that water until it actually grows roots into that soil. This is why we recommend to focus on the rootball only first season and not to deep water until the plant can actually benefit from it.


  • Container growing: This plant does well in a container. Remember though, it will grow and you will need to eventually up-pot/prune etc. Never up-pot a small plant into a huge pot, only up-pot in increments.




Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us! Remember: don't wait until your plant is dead to ask questions, by then it's a bit too late :)

Night Blooming Jasmine ( Cestrum Nocturnum )

  • Did you know plants are living beings just like you and I?. For this reason, all our sales are FINAL. Rest assured we're always here to answer any questions you may have. We want our plants to live a long happy life!.

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