Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms all year Blooms repeatedly
Foliage: Deciduous Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings Allow cut surface to callous over before planting From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel By air layering
Seed Collecting: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
On Apr 26, 2011, hungsgarden from Chino, CA wrote:
lol. I have to a house that have this plant 2 years ago without knowing the name of it. every six month we cut down so many of it that it take up a bin load. Now I find out people are selling a small 4" plant for $10. I will give my plant away for free.
I moved into a home with an Angel Trumpet in Sept. 09 and it was beautiful. Now the bark has come off the main truck, not the branches. I was surveying to assess for freeze damage. Does anyone know is this bird damage or did my tree die?
On Jan 2, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
Brugmansia arborea is a tropical bush or tree native to the high altitudes of the Andes region. This species isn’t as well known in the nursery trade like its more common cousins B. suaveolens and B. aurea.
It has the shortest flowers of all Brugmansia. The white corolla is 4 ½ - 6 ½ inches long, trumpet shaped and rolls back to form tendrils 1 inch long. Looking face on at the flower it has the shape of a 5-point star. The flower's fragrance is strongest in the evening making it attractive to moths and other night pollinators. In favorable conditions B. arborea will flower steadily and consistently through the year. The foliage is covered with velvety hairs and the egg-shaped fruits are also fuzzy. The unusual styles have white hairs and the anthers are free, not glued together like some brug species.
B. arborea is the only self-fertile species and does not need a pollen donor to set fruit. The seed take 4 months to ripen inside the fruit. They are dark brown, 3 sided and have a cork like casing. B. arborea has been successfully crossed with B. sanguinea, B. flava, and B. vulcanicola to produce many hybrids.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Madison, Alabama Chino, California Citrus Heights, California Corte Madera, California Laguna West-lakeside, California San Francisco, California San Leandro, California Torrance, California Wheatland, California Cypress Lake, Florida Holden Heights, Florida Utopia, Florida Lakeview, Georgia Logansport, Indiana Greenwood, Louisiana North Lakeville, Massachusetts Manchester, Missouri Midwest City, Oklahoma North Charleston, South Carolina Cinco Ranch, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Richmond, Texas Weimar, Texas Edgewood, Washington Seattle, Washington (2 reports)