Oleaceae (Jasmine family)
South Asia, India
Paarijat or Queen of the night requires full sun or part shade, moderate watering and well-drained soil. Fertilize once a month.
Grows as large shrub or small tree (10'-20'), depending on how it is trained. The strongly perfumed small white flowers with orange-red tube in the center grow in clusters. The individual flowers open at dusk and drop at dawn, carpeting the ground. Paarijat is commonly used for worship in temples.
Entry specimen or informal hedge. Does well in containers