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Jessamine

Cestrum spp.

Also known as

Cestrum

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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A yellow Cestrum flower with green leaves

Jessamine 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. These plants have historically been known by the common name Bastard Jasmine. This name is not considered fit for polite discussion and has been provided for informational purposes only.

How to propagate Jessamine

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Jessamine

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Jessamine

Grown for their showy flowers.