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Brugmansia

Phonetic Spelling
broog-MAN-zee-ah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This plant is a shrub or small tree that could be grown as a houseplant/ interiorscape or in the landscape, as a cultivated woody or herbaceous shrub where hardy. A small tree growing 6-15 ft. in containers and 35 ft. in the ground. This plant is resistant to damage by deer and is slightly salt tolerant. The plant tolerates light frost and drought.

Brugmansia has a wide range of leaf forms and individual growth habits. It will flower continually through the growing season and self-pollinates. The plant must reach maturity before blooming which can take some time. The flower has a wide range of sizes, forms, shapes, and colors that can change drastically in appearance from one growing environment to the next.

Do not put them in full sun. They do best when there is a lot of room for roots to grow. Brugmansia grows best when using lots of ‘seasoned’ water (seasoned means it has sat in a bucket for at least 24 hours to let any chemicals evaporate), not tap water. If you see significant wilting, have pale foliage, and/or your plant seems stressed or unhappy, try less sun.

This tropical plant will over-winter in our area most years if given some protection in the form of leaves or mulch pilled around the base of the plant. They will die back to the ground but will usually come back from the ground each spring.

Once included as a section of the genus Datura L., Brugmansia is now recognized as generically distinct and its own separate genus.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#white#yellow#small tree#poisonous#houseplant#drought tolerant#white flowers#shrub#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#deer damage#deer resistant#large flowers#frost tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#white#yellow#small tree#poisonous#houseplant#drought tolerant#white flowers#shrub#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#deer damage#deer resistant#large flowers#frost tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Brugmansia
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    resistant to damage by deer and is slightly salt tolerant; tolerates light frost and drought.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Tree
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has softly hairy young stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. The fruit is 2.5 to 3.5 inches long with a round to egg-shaped appearance.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Trumpet
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Its flowers are single, pendent, trumpet-like or funnel-shaped to 1 ft. long and 5-lobed at the tip. They are white or yellow. This plant has softly hairy young stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Large flowers are nodding. Flowers are 5-6.5 in., though they can reach as long as 20 inches! It will flower continually through the growing season and self-pollinates. The plant must reach maturity before blooming which can take some time. The flower has a wide range of sizes, forms, shapes, and colors that can change drastically in appearance from one growing environment to the next.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Its leaves are simple and alternate. This plant has softly hairy young stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. The leaf is ovate shaped and entire to coarsely toothed. Brugmansia has a wide range of leaf forms and individual growth habits.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    It has softly hairy young stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Salt
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Children
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. This plant is poisonous through ingestion and/or inhalation of flowers. The poisonous parts are the flowers, leaves, and seeds. Poisonous symptoms may include the following: hallucinations, dry mouth, muscle weakness, increased blood pressure and pulse, fever, dilated pupils, paralysis.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Seeds