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Zones 13, 16-25, 27, H1, H2
Full Sun
Regular Water
Fruit and sap are poisonous if ingested.

Cestrum nocturnum

Night Jessamine
Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries


All native to the American tropics. Those in cultivation have showy clusters of tubular flowers attractive to hummingbirds. Showy fruit that follows can also attract birds. Fast growing with an arching, lax habit that benefits from consistent pruning and pinching back. Best in warm, sheltered spots. May be cut back severely after flowering or fruiting. Responds well to feeding and organic soil amendments. Frost damage with quick recovery possible in climates specified for each species.

Cestrum nocturnum

Native to West Indies. Grows to 12 ft. tall and wide, with 4–8-in.-long leaves and creamy white summer blossoms. White berries. Powerfully fragrant at night—too much so for some people. Give full sun for best bloom.

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