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Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Floribunda'

Pronunciation: brun-FELZ-ee-uh paw-sih-FLOR-uh flor-ih-BUN-duh
SKU #01350
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description This profuse bloomer lives up to its name by opening deep violet, turning to light violet, then white, all in three days! Make it the star of a dappled shade shrub border, plant near walkways, or mass as a showy privacy screen. Easily pruned to fit in smaller garden beds or containers. Evergreen in frost-free areas.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water regularly; maintain semi-moist soil.
Blooms Heaviest in spring, intermittently in summer.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This shrub can grow to rather large proportions in the shade where it simultaneously bears flowers in white, lavender and purple. It is a rare source of blue tones among tropical plants and is a reliable performer in all but the hottest climates. Grow as foundation planting between windows and along a wall on north or east exposures. Gang plants into a background for a shady fountain or small pocket garden. Use next to doorways or at gates to appreciate it up close. Grows rather well under the canopies of large conifers.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lilyturf (Liriope); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Fern (Asplenium); Star Jasmine (Tracheospermum); Princess Flower (Tibouchina)
CARE
Care Provide enriched, slightly acidic soil. Sun tolerant, but best sheltered from harsh sunlight in hot summer areas. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Mulch to conserve moisture. Easily kept at 3 to 4 ft. tall. Prune annually, after flowering.
HISTORY
Lore Native to the subtropics of South America, brunfelsias prefer summer rainfall or irrigation and acidic soil, so mulch with pine-needles, peat moss, cocoa coir, or azalea/camellia compost around their bases to conserve moisture and provide acidity. Like citrus, gardenias, the leaves can fade to yellow when faced with an element deficiency. To easily correct this, supplement regular feeding with a microelement fertilizer such epsom salts (magnesium sulphate). Like many members of the nightshade family, the berries of this plant are toxic if ingested.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.