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Cestrum Genus

Bastard jasmine

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Cestrum genus (Bastard jasmine). This genus consists of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and semi-scrambling climbers. The genus has about 200 species. The foliage has an unpleasant scent. the leaves are simple with smooth edges, and the flowers are small being a tubular shape with various colours. They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 7-10C; in cold areas you may grow frost hardy species against a south or west facing wall or in a greenhouse. They will require a sheltered, sunny position and fertile, well drained soil. You will need to water the containerized specimens freely when in full growth, and moderately at other times. You can propagate frost hardy species by softwood cuttings in the summer, and tender species by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Jessamine

Origin

Mexico, S&C.America

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flowers.

Cultivation

Support is needed for scrambling species.

Propagation

By softwood cuttings the frost hardy species in summer, tender species by seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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