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Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 18, 2018 4:32 PM

My 6' tall potted plant is in bloom now, June 2018. It bloomed for a month in April, then took a break to grow taller, and will do this several times through the year. I have it in a pot so I can bring it closer to my patio back door to enjoy the fragrance I find intoxicating at night. No diseases or bugs seem to bother it except an occasional snail after a rain that makes it up the pot to the leaves until I destroy it.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 20, 2018 6:23 PM

It's late October and my 8 foot tall plant is about to bloom any day. Because it grows in a 5 gallon pot on my patio, it's been cut back twice this year to stay manageable. The cuttings rooted very easily after 3 weeks in water and now have new homes with gardening friends.

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Posted by KAMasud (Alpha Centauri - Zone 9a) on Jan 14, 2013 12:49 AM

Prune as per requirement.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 1, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Chantell On June 2, 2008 Obtained plant
I actually have 4 of these absolutely amazing plants. The oldest was purchased in 2008. 2 rec'd 2 years ago that belonged to my friend's father and 1 from Almost Eden that they list as Cestrum nocturnum 'Sunset Scentsation' gifted to me a few weeks ago...can't wait
erinncolleen On November 19, 2019 Transplanted
As I was getting it out of the ground I noticed the lower part of the branches are stems above the route is green. Does anyone know what that means or what I do?
tabbycat On May 15, 2021 Potted up
3 nice 30" branches already so put in a18" wide & tall pot behind bench
tabbycat On March 29, 2021 Plant emerged
A sprout broke soil at base so made it.
tabbycat On March 7, 2021 Maintenance performed
Freeze got it bad so I cut down to 6" to see if good root ball resprouts
tabbycat On February 15, 2021 Winterized
Cut back to 3' & covered with flannel back plastic table bloth in 20s freeze
tabbycat On October 21, 2020 Bloomed
About six 8" tips in full bloom, What a fragrance!
tabbycat On May 1, 2020 Bloomed
1st of Spring blooms
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