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Cestrum

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SES-trum
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Sprawling evergreen shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, smooth-margined; flowers tubular, greenish-white, greenish yellow, or cream, aromatic during day or night; fruit a small, purple or white berry

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden cultivated as herbaceous annual or perennial

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#poisonous#playground#play#childrens garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#playground#play#childrens garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cestrum
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Florida to Tropical America
    Edibility:
    Fruit
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Edible
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    fruit a small, purple or white berry in September
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    flowers tubular, greenish-white, greenish yellow, or cream, aromatic during day or night
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    leaves alternate, simple, smooth-margined
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Headache, dizziness, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, muscular spasms and nervousness, high temperature, salivation and sweating, paralysis and coma.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Solanine-type glyco-alkaloids and atropine-like alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits