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Commonly known as Bastard jasmine
Genus of about 150 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs from woodland in Mexico and Central and South America.
The southernmost species, parqui - green cestrum, or willow-leaved jessamine has become invasive in Australia and is responsible for stock poisoning.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightGrown for tubular to funnel-shaped flowers followed by purple-red or red berries.
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.Loam based potting, full light, shade from hot sun.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originMexico, Central and South America.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Scented PlantsScented flowersOften fragrant.Scented foliageSome have foliage with an unpleasant smell.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of CESTRUM
conservatory plant with attractive purple-blue flowers in summer
bright crimson flowers
highly fragrant white flowers tinged with pale green, releasing most perfume in the evening. Conservatory shrub
greenish-yellow, night scented