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Brunfelsia magnifica

Phonetic Spelling
broon-FELZ-ee-uh mag-NIF-ih-kuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Magnificent Brunfelsia is an evergreen tropical-looking flowering shrub in the nightshade family.  It has large showy purple flowers that last 4-5 days and fade to lilac to white.  The flowers are produced at the end of the new growth, therefore the more branches you have the more flowers you get and they display nearly year-around. Prune this plant anytime except between Sept. and Nov, when the flowers develop. In the northern part of its range, it will be deciduous.

Its preference is for consistently moist, rich and well-drained acidic soil. In NC it will need to be brought indoors for the winter. Provide with direct sun for 3-4 hours daily. Keep soil moist while it is actively growing and decrease watering when dormant.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#fragrant flowers#specimen#white flowers#container plant#purple flowers#slow growing#tropical perennial#lavender flowers#long bloom time#groups#accent#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#fragrant flowers#specimen#white flowers#container plant#purple flowers#slow growing#tropical perennial#lavender flowers#long bloom time#groups#accent#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Brunfelsia
    Species:
    magnifica
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Brazil
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2-3" tubular purple blooms which last for 3-4 days slowly changing from purple, thru lavender, to white and may be found in flower throughout much of the year. Heaviest blooming is spring and fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Waxy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Medium to dark green oval leaves with rounded tips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Walkways
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Tremors, seizures (for several days), diarrhea, vomiting, hypersalivation, lethargy, incoordination, coughing
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Brunfelsamidine
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves