• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Brugmansia suaveolens

snowy angel's trumpet

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
snowy angel's trumpet

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  • Other common names snowy angel's trumpet

  • Synonyms Brugmansia suaveolens white
    Datura suaveolens

  • Family Solanaceae

  • Genus Brugmansia are large evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate leaves and large, solitary, pendent trumpet-shaped or tubular flowers which are often fragrant

  • Details B. suaveolens is a tender shrub with semi-evergreen leaves. It bears large, hanging, white trumpet-shaped flowers in summer and autumn. These are night-scented

  • Plant range SE Brazil

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Toxicity All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may be an irritant

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1C

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow outdoors in full sun after danger of frost is passed. Grow under glass in full light over winter with a minimum of 7-10°C. Use a loam-based potting compost. Feed monthly with a balanced feed. May be trained as a standard

Propagation Propagate by seed or semi-ripe or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 9. May be hard-pruned when brought indoors in autumn

Pests Can get glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly, thrips and mealybugs under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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