November 5, 2016
I planted a night jasmine this summer and it did very well and now what do I need to do to winterize it? I live in North Little Rock and I am afraid if I dig it up it will die. Thank you.
Night blooming jasmine is not a true jasmine but Cestrum nocturnum. While it is hardy in south Arkansas, I have lost mine in central Arkansas by leaving it outdoors. That being said, the yellow and orange flowering cestrums are overwintering in the ground in Fayetteville at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks! I would try two things. Take some cuttings to root indoors to insure you have a plant next growing season. For the one that is planted, as soon as we have a freeze, add extra mulch. It will also depend on the type of winter we have. Even if the top gets nipped back, it may resprout from the root system so see what happens. Mine is in a container, so I plan to put it behind my shrubs between the shrubs and the house this winter to see if that will protect it. It smells heavenly right now!
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