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Cestrum spp.

Common Name(s):

  • Cestrum
  • Jessamine
  • Night Blooming Jessamine
Phonetic Spelling
SES-trum
This plant has low severity poison characteristics
See below
Description

Sprawling evergreen shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, smooth-margined; flowers tubular, greenish-white, greenish yellow, or cream, aromatic during day or night; fruit a small, purple or white berry

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden cultivated as herbaceous annual or perennial

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cestrum
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    fruit a small, purple or white berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    flowers tubular, greenish-white, greenish yellow, or cream, aromatic during day or night
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    leaves alternate, simple, smooth-margined
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Headache, dizziness, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, muscular spasms and nervousness, high temperature, salivation and sweating, paralysis and coma.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Solanine-type glyco-alkaloids and atropine-like alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits