Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 9 to 10
Size: To 10' tall
Growth Rate: Fast
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Shrub or vine. White, fragrant flowers from June to September. Leaves are opposite or whorled in threes. Needs regular water, well-drained soil and organic matter. Can be grown in zone 8 but it will freeze to the ground and return from the roots provided it is well mulched.
Native to India. National flower of the Philippines.
Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 1 in 1815.
From Bot. Reg.
Clusius tells us that it was received at Florence from Cairo as a novelty, in the year 1660; the date probably of its standing in that part of Europe, where it has become universal.
Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:
Mogorium sambac (L.) Lam. - synonym
Nyctanthes sambac L. - basionym