Cestrum fasciculatum var. 'Newellii'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SES-trum fas-ih-kew-LAY-tum|
|Lore||C. 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 Maturity||Upright branched form to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through Fall|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Ornamental Berries|
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