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Cestrum ‘Newellii’

Bastard jasmine

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourDeep red
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cestrum ‘Newellii’ (Bastard jasmine). Tubular, clustered, deep red flowers appear in late spring and summer amid large, broadly lance-shaped, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mexico, S&C.America

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flowers.

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Needs

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

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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