Cestrum

Cestrum spp.

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Cestrum is a genus containing mostly evergreen and some deciduous shrubs, commonly grown for their showy, funnel-shaped, scented flowers, which develop into purple-red berries. All parts of these plants are toxic to ingest. Leaves are simple, alternate, and sometimes possess an unpleasant smell. They are native to woodland areas in Mexico, Central and South America and can grow to heights of 1-4m.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Chile

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Yellow, Red, White

Scent

Strong
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