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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Arbor Tristis, Sad tree, Night Jasmine, Parijat

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 Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Family: Verbenaceae
Arbor Tristis, Sad tree, Night Jasmine, Parijat
Origin: South Asia, India
large shrub 5-10 ftsmall tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shademoderate waterwhite/off-white flowersred/crimson/vinous flowersfragrantethnomedicalattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsincuded in CD catalog

This exotic small tree or shrub has highly perfumed flowers. The sweet scented flowers are small, 1-2", attractive shape, with white corolla and an orange-red tube in center and bloom profusely, opening at night and casting off in the morning thus making a carpet of flowers. Used in Buddhist temples, for worship. The large attractive leaves are rough and hairy. Needs warmth during winter months. Use well drained soil and fertilize once a month. Stem is used for relief of headache, leaf - cholecystagogue, flower - antipyretic, treatment of faintness and vertigo.

According to mythology, this is a heavenly tree brought to earth by the god Krishna. A quarrel over it ensued between Satyabhama and Rukmini, Krishna's wives. But Krishna planted the tree in Satyabhama's courtyard in a way that when the tree flowered, the flowers fell in Rukmini's courtyard. Another romantic story woven around the tree is about Parijataka, a princess. She fell in love with the sun but when he deserted her she committed suicide and a tree sprung from the ashes. Unable to stand the sight of the lover who left her, the tree flowers only at night and sheds them like tear-drops before the sun rises.


 Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Arbor Tristis, Sad tree, Night Jasmine, Parijat

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Sad tree, Night Jasmine, Parijat. This exotic small tree or shrub has highly perfumed flowers. The sweet scented flowers are small, 1-2", attractive shape, with white corolla and an orange-red tube in center and bloom profusely, opening at night and casting off in the morning thus making a carpet of flowers. Used in Buddhist temples, for worship.
This plant doesn't take shipping well. Shipped on customers risk, no replacements or refunds.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 1 gal pot

10 Plants in stock

$49.95  
Sale: $39.95

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