CESTRUM

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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Grown for tubular to funnel-shaped flowers followed by purple-red or red berries.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This 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.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Mexico, Central and South America.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Often fragrant.
    Scented foliage
    Some have foliage with an unpleasant smell.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)

Buy Varieties of CESTRUM

CESTRUM 'Cretan Purple'

CESTRUM 'Cretan Purple'

Bastard jasmine

conservatory plant with attractive purple-blue flowers in summer

 
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£16.00 each 
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 AWARD
CESTRUM fasciculatum 'Newellii'

CESTRUM fasciculatum 'Newellii'

Bastard jasmine

bright crimson flowers

 
£16.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CESTRUM nocturnum

CESTRUM nocturnum

Night jasmine, Night-blooming jasmine

highly fragrant white flowers tinged with pale green, releasing most perfume in the evening. Conservatory shrub

 
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£25.00 each 
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 AWARD
CESTRUM parqui

CESTRUM parqui

Willow-leaved jessamine

greenish-yellow, night scented

 
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£16.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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