Tropical Gardening Helpline: Jasmine’s wrath

The flowers of the night blooming jasmine have a very sweet fragrance that can travel for miles on evening breezes.
Night blooming jasmine has invaded many upland forests crowding out native seedlings. (Photos by Kim & Forest Starr)

Kris asks: I want to grow some night blooming jasmine by my outdoor hot tub. Someone told me it was invasive here and that I shouldn’t plant it. Is that true?