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Orange Cestrum Cestrum aurantiacum

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SES-trum aw-ran-ty-IH-kum
Description

Orange Cestrum is a tropical shrub or vine with large tubular orange flowers.  It espaliers well.  Great plant for Xeriscapic.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Orange Peel'
    Hybrid
  • 'Orange Zest'
    Long bloom, orange flowers
'Orange Peel', 'Orange Zest'
Tags:
#deciduous#semi-evergreen#wildlife plant#deciduous shrub#orange flowers#tubular flowers#espalier#white berries#summer flowers#large flowers#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#white fruits#flowering vine#evergreen vine
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Orange Peel'
    Hybrid
  • 'Orange Zest'
    Long bloom, orange flowers
'Orange Peel', 'Orange Zest'
Tags:
#deciduous#semi-evergreen#wildlife plant#deciduous shrub#orange flowers#tubular flowers#espalier#white berries#summer flowers#large flowers#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#white fruits#flowering vine#evergreen vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cestrum
    Species:
    aurantiacum
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico, South America
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    White
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    White berries appear in summer
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Late spring or summer, clusters of brilliant orange or yellow tubular flowers. The blooms are night-scented, having a citrus aroma.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Oval to lance shaped light green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Vertical Spaces
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds