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Orange Peel Jessamine

Cestrum 'Orange Peel'

A living bouquet of pure orange colored blossoms that, in warmer climates, last from early spring through first frost. The tubular flowers offer a sweet scent upon sunset. This low maintenance shrub thrives in the heat. Attractive in mixed borders, or espaliered on a sunny wall. A frost-tender tropical evergreen; treat as an annual in cold winter regions.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationSES-trum
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsYucca (Yucca); Lantana (Lantana); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)

Highly adaptable and easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system.; once established, reduce frequency. When subjected to moderate frost, may die to the ground, vigorously re-growing in spring. Fertilize in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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