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CESTRUM 'Cretan Purple'

Commonly known as Bastard jasmine

Conservatory plant with attractive purple-blue flowers in summer
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
£15.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Evergreen - cross between C. elegans and C. parqui.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - purple blue
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft) plus
  • Spread - 1m (3ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall - suitable for a sunny wall.
  • Full sun
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - deadheading prolongs flowering. Will grow taller in warm sheltered spot
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - Mexico, Central and South America.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular -
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - evening-scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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1.5m (5ft) plus
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (3ft)
 

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