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Commonly known as Angels' trumpets
EvergreenWavy-margined, sometimes toothed leaves to 18cm (7in) long.
Striped, Veined or MulticolouredYellow veins
Tall ShrubOpen shrub or tree.
Heated greenhouse - warm temperateCan be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)Use loam-based compost (JI No.3) in full light
Additional FeaturesGood to knowBrugmansia sanguineaPests & DiseasesRed spider mite, mealybug, whitefly - more usually under glass.Place of originColombia to northern Chile.
Flower ShapeTubularFlowers 15-25cm (6-10in) long
HardinessTender (greenhouse & conservatory)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable 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 & 7Pruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Toxic - Category B - CAUTIONSkin & eye irritant(People & Pets)Toxic if eaten(People & Pets)