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Cestrum aurantiacum

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  • Cestrum aurantiacum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Cestrum aurantiacum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourOrange-yellow shades
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Cestrum aurantiacum. A scandent evergreen in warm climates (deciduous in cool) shrub native to Venezuela to Guatamala. Lance-shaped leaves are ovate and light green. In late spring bears cymes of tubular orange flowers; these are followed by white berries.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Venezuela to Guatemala

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Support is needed for scrambling species.

Propagation

Needs pruning and dead-heading.

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