Day Jessamine (Cestrum diurnum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

1st blooms on my year old plant

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Sep 15, 2018 1:48 PM

I bought a 12-inch plant last fall 2017 from Almost Eden plants. It's Sept. a year later and it's grown to 4 ft. with side branching to about 2 ft.wide. It started flowering Aug. 18th, a month ago, and is now full of similarly fragrant, but different looking flowers than my night blooming variety. Actually, my night blooming that blooms off and on spring to fall is in bloom, too, at this time, so I'm thrilled to have that intoxicating fragrance day and night on my patio.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 2, 2018 11:41 AM

Just found black pea size seed pods on my bush that's in full bloom now since Aug. 1, 2018. I will be offering them in the 3 Fall seed swaps here on

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