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Newell Cestrum

Cestrum fasciculatum var. 'Newellii'

A tropical flowering shrub that produces an abundance of showy clusters of tubular crimson flowers at the branch tips from spring through fall, sure to draw hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden. Blooms are followed by reddish purple ornamental berries. Use for a hedge, a bold specimen, or as a container plant in warm climates. Semi-evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationSES-trum fas-ih-kew-LAY-tum
LoreC. fasciculatam var. 'Newllii' blossoms do not produce the fragrance of other Cestrum species; however, the foliage will emit an odor when crushed. CAUTION: ALL PARTS ARE TOXIC IF INGESTED. Not fit for human or animal consumption.
Average Size at MaturityUpright branched form to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Design IdeasThis fine tropical shrub is a bold color source in hot zone gardens. Makes a fine evergreen natural hedge that works well as a visual screen or background. Plant as a single, specimen to enjoy its rich red blossoms close up. Adapts well to containers on porch, patio and terrace.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMandevilla (Mandevilla); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Salvia (Salvia); Lantana (Lantana); Princess Flower (Tibouchina)

Prefers fertile, well-drained, loamy soil. Provide regular deep waterings during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce watering frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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