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

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

Arbor Tristis, Sad tree, Night Jasmine, Parijat, Harsingar
Family: Oleaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: South Asia, India
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Arbor Tristis) is a large shrub or small tree native to South Asia and India. It is usually 5-10 feet tall, but can grow up to 20 feet tall. It thrives in full sun or semi-shade, and requires moderate water. The unique and fragrant flowers of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis are 1-2 inches wide and range in color from pure white to off-white to red and crimson. These flowers are a great addition to any garden, as they attract butterflies and hummingbirds. In colder regions, it can also be grown in a pot, as it is mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time.

When planting Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, it is important to use well-drained soil and fertilize once a month. Additionally, the plant is ethno-medically important and is used in Buddhist temples for worship. Stems are used for relief of headache, leaf - cholecystagogue, and flower - antipyretic and treatment of faintness and vertigo.

In addition to its medicinal and spiritual significance, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is also a popular ornamental plant because of its beauty and romantic lore. According to mythology, the plant originated when God Krishna brought it to earth and a quarrel ensued between his wives Satyabhama and Rukmini. Another story suggests that a princess named Parijataka committed suicide when her lover left her, and the tree grew from her ashes, shedding flowers like tear-drops before the sun rises each morning before dawn.

No matter your reason for planting Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, it is sure to be an exotic addition to any garden.

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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis - Parijat

Sad tree, Night Jasmine, Parijat. This exotic small tree or shrub from India has highly perfumed flowers and is one of the most desired fragrant plants. Mythology says the plant came to earth with God Krishna, leading to a quarrel between his wives, or that it grew from a heartbroken princess's ashes, shedding flowers like tears before dawn.
The tree grows 5-10 feet tall, and prefers full sun or partial shade with moderate water.
Plant it in well-drained soil and fertilize monthly.
It has medicinal uses: stems for headaches, leaves for gallbladder issues, and flowers for fevers and faintness. It's also used in Buddhist temples.
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