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Coral Jasmine

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

Coral Jasmine should not be confused with the West Indian shrub Cestrum nocturnum, also called queen of the night. Nyctanthes arbortristis literally means, night-blooming sad tree. Grows as large shrub or small tree depending on how it is trained. The large attractive leaves are rough and hairy. The sweet scented flowers are small, attractive with white petals and an orange-red tube in center and bloom profusely, opening at night and drop off in the morning, thus making a carpet of flowers in the morning. Used for worship. Needs warmth during winter months. Use well drained soil and fertilize once a month.

Tree of Sorrow, Queen of the night

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    শেৱালী
  • Bengali:
    শেফালী, শিউলি
  • Gujarati:
    પારિજાત
  • Hindi:
    हरसिंगार, शेफाली, शिउली, परिजात, गुलजाफरी (Urdu)
  • Kannada:
    ಪಾರಿಜಾತ, ಗೋಳಿ
  • Malayalam:
    പവിഴമല്ലി
  • Marathi:
    प्राजक्त, पारिजातक
  • Nepali:
    पारिजात
  • Oriya:
    ଗଙ୍ଗଶିଉଳୀ
  • Punjabi:
    ਹਾਰ ਸਿੰਗਾਰ
  • Sanskrit:
    पारिजात, शेफालिका
  • Tamil:
    பவிழமல்லி
  • Telugu:
    పారిజాతము, పగడమల్లి
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Taxanomy

SCROPHULARIALES
OLEACEAE
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

Quick Facts
  • It is a state flower of West Bengal.