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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.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - shrub.
  • Evergreen - shrub.
  • 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
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
  • 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 -

Buy Varieties of CESTRUM

CESTRUM 'Cretan Purple'

CESTRUM 'Cretan Purple'  >

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

CESTRUM fasciculatum 'Newellii'   AWARD

CESTRUM fasciculatum 'Newellii'  >

Commonly known as: Bastard jasmine.
Bright crimson flowers
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CESTRUM nocturnum

CESTRUM nocturnum  >

Commonly known as: Night jasmine, Night-blooming jasmine.
Highly fragrant white flowers tinged with pale green, releasing most perfume in the evening. Conservatory shrub
£20.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


CESTRUM parqui  >

Commonly known as: Willow-leaved jessamine.
Greenish-yellow, night scented
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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