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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBroad arching
  • Flower ColourBright yellow green
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cestrum parqui (Willow-leaved jessamine). An upright deciduous shrub or herb native to Chile. Lance-shaped to elliptic leaves are mid green and 12cm long. Cymes of tubular or star-shaped flowers are bright yellow green and born in summer. Bears purple brown fruits.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Chile

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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