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CESTRUM parqui

Commonly known as Willow-leaved jessamine

Greenish-yellow, night scented
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Linear-lance-shaped to elliptic mid-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Yellow
    Greenish yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright habit. Flowers are tubular, 2.5cm (1in) long, with star-shaped mouths, produced in large terminal and axillary clusters to 13cm (5in) across. Flowers are followed by violet-brown berries.
  • 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)
  • Full sun

CESTRUM parqui

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Chile.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Night-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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