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Cestrum aurantiacum

night-blooming jasmine

A bushy or scrambling evergreen shrub to 3m, with lance-shaped leaves and terminal and axillary clusters of tubular salver-shaped, night-scented, orange flowers 2.5cm in length in spring and early summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Orange Green
Summer Orange Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Solanaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Cestrum can be shrub or scrambling climbers, with simple, evergreen leaves and tubular or salver-shaped flowers in terminal and axillary clusters, followed by red or black berries

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Guatemala

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in well-drained soil in frost-free area. Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost in full light with shade from hot sun, with good ventilation. Plants under glass will probably need restrictive pruning

Propagation

Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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