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Bastard jasmine

Cestrum spp.

Also known as

Jessamine

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Bastard jasmine Overview

Cestrum is a genus containing mostly evergreen and some deciduous shrubs, commonly grown for their showy, funnel-shaped, scented flowers, which develop into purple-red berries. All parts of these plants are toxic to ingest. Leaves are simple, alternate, and sometimes possess an unpleasant smell. They are native to woodland areas in Mexico, Central and South America and can grow to heights of 1-4m.

How to propagate Bastard jasmine

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Bastard jasmine

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Bastard jasmine

Grown for their showy flowers.