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PlantFiles: Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet, Tree Datura
Brugmansia arborea 'Ida'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: arborea (ar-BOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ida

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
Scarify seed before sowing
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive strngeagl On Oct 17, 2009, strngeagl from Clarksville, TN wrote:

For the first time we have an Angel's Trumpet plant, which is yellow. We also have some cuttings from a pink one. Can we leave the plants in the ground over the winter, or do we take it inside? They are all in large containers, have been pruned into the tree shape. We are in Tennessee where our winters get as low as 0 degrees.
Did not realize the plants are poisonous, am learning a lot from your website-thanks.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington D.c.,
Jones, Alabama
Ozark, Alabama
Little Rock, Arkansas
, British Columbia
Cherryland, California
Eureka, California
Laguna West-lakeside, California
San Diego, California
Macintosh, Florida
Nokomis, Florida
Orange Springs, Florida
Ormond Beach, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Alpharetta, Georgia
Loganville, Georgia
Omega, Georgia
Palatine, Illinois
River Road, North Carolina
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Hohenwald, Tennessee
Alvin, Texas
New Berlin, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Chesapeake, Virginia
Swords Creek, Virginia

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