Height: 1.2 Feet ( + 20% variation )
COMMON NAME- Parijat, Harshringar, Indian Night Jasmine
This is fast growing plant and blooms fragrant white flowers (with orange-red centre). Regular pruning motivates more flowering. It is grown as a shrub also. The plant has important religious value in Hindu Mythology and books. The tree is sometimes called the “tree of sorrow”, because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime; the scientific name arbor-tristis also means “sad tree”. The plant is also referred as Kalpavriksha. As per one story in Mahabharat and the Vishnu Purana, Parijat appeared as the result of the Samudra Manthan and God Krishna battled with Indira to win Parijat. His wife Satyabhama demanded the tree be planted in the backyard of her palace. It so happened that in spite of having the tree in her backyard, the flowers used to fall in the adjacent backyard of the other queen Rukmini, who was favourite of God Krishna Ji, because of her superior devotion and humility.
Its leaves may suffer temporary damage during cold weather, (need not to worry). After completion of cold season, leaves will revive.
Upto 30 feet
Prefers direct sunlight. It can grow satisfactorily in diffused light also.
It can tolerate temperature upto 480 C,