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Tabernaemontana divaricata
Crepe jasmine Mondokaki Apocynaceae

Tabernaemontana divaricata,	Crepe jasmine, Mondokaki


Tabernaemontana divaricata,	Crepe jasmine, Mondokaki	Common name(s):
Crepe jasmine
Occurring naturally from northern India to China’s Yunnan province and northern Thailand, this twiggy, heavily foliaged shrub grows to about 6 ft (1.8 m) high. It has leathery leaves up to 4 in (10 cm) long. White tubular flowers in terminal clusters open throughout the warmer months; their scent is strongest in the evening. Flore Pleno is a double-flowered cultivar and is much more widely grown than the species. These beautiful shrubs are excellent container plants and can be lightly trimmed to shape.
Cultivation: They grow best in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, in a sheltered position in sun or dappled shade. Water well all year round. Propagate the species from seed and the cultivars from cuttings.