Cestrum elegans
RED CESTRUM, ELEGANT POISON BERRY
Solanaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
3m
Plant habit
 
3m

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Origins: Mexico

Other Botanical Names: Cestrum purpureum, C. rubrum, C. smithii, Habrothamnus purpureus

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Cestrum elegans
RED CESTRUM, ELEGANT POISON BERRY
Solanaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
3m
Plant habit
 
3m

FEATURES

Flowers: crimson or pink

Flowering Time: early summer to late autumn


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical designs

Uses: informal screen, espalier, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: bird attracting



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






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