What is the plant
Night-blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum), also known as night-blooming jessamine, isn't a true jasmine. It's a tropical evergreen in the nightshade family that grows wild in the Caribbean and Central America.
Commonly known as night blooming jasmine, night blooming jessamine, or lady-of-the-night (Cestrum nocturnum), it is not a true jasmine, at all, but is a jessamine plant of which are members of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family along with tomatoes and peppers. Jessamine plants are oftentimes referred to as jasmines because of their highly fragrant flowers and because their names are so similar. Like jasmine, jessamine plants can be shrubs or vines. Night blooming jessamine is a tropical evergreen shrub. Night blooming jasmine grows 8-10 feet (2-3 m.) tall and 3 feet (91 cm.) wide. Its evergreen nature and tall but columnar growth habit makes night blooming jasmine an excellent candidate for privacy hedges and screens. It bears clusters of small white-green flowers from spring through late summer. When the flowers fade, white berries form and attract a variety of birds to the garden.
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