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Cestrum elegans

Red Cestrum

Purple Cestrum, Red Cestrum
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cestrum elegans
Principal Common Name Red Cestrum
Common Name(s) Purple Cestrum, Red Cestrum
Synonym C. purpureum
Description This shrub is native to Mexico, and has an evergreen foliage, arching stems and ornamental purple-red tubular flowers.
General Comments
Nativity American Tropics, Mexico
Height Range 6 - 10 FT
Spread Range 6 - 10 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 13 : 17 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green : Green
Leaf Texture Hairy : Narrow
Form Shrub
Flower Color Purple : Red
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing
Light Preferences Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies : Berries : Color : Container Plant : Flower

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