Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

night-flowering jasmine
tree of sadness

  family oleaceae 
  genus nyctanthes 

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Genus  Nyctanthes Species  arbor-tristis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  night-flowering jasmine   tree-of-sorrow   tree of sadness Family  OLEACEAE Specimen number  S8644 Data source  DyePl p45;Frgnt p162
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Nyctanthes arbor-tristis has flowers that are mildly perfume scented. The corolla of Tree of sadness (also known as night-flowering jasmine and tree-of-sorrow) has been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Yellow is the most typical color produced by this plant. Night-flowering jasmine has been used in Thailand for dyeing.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  night scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Corolla Dye color  yellow
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Nyctanthes arbor-tristis may have originated from Thailand and India.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a woody perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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