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Brugmansia aurea 'Culebra'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: aurea (AW-re-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Culebra

Synonym:Methysticodendron amesianum

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive walkabout12 On Jan 29, 2010, walkabout12 wrote:

An interesting aberrant or monstrose form of Brugmansia aurea. Features long narrow leaves and unusual flowers with the petals divided into strips.

First cultivated (and perhaps developed -by means of artificial selection-) by South American Kamsa Indian shamans in the valley of Sibundoy, Colombia.
Discovered in 1941 by the late "father of ethnobotany" Richard Evans Schultes, who named the plant Methysticodendron amesianum in honor of his Harvard professor Oakes Ames.

Cultivation is not especially demanding, however mention should be made of the growth rate of this form which is comparatively slow for a Brugmansia.
This plant is also particularly prone to attack by spider mite.

Positive LFL436 On Feb 17, 2006, LFL436 from Del Mar, CA wrote:

Unlike most brugmansias, Culebra seems to do better with more sun and less water than other brugmansias. Although it is a slow growing plant it is well worth it for it's unique blooms and foliage.


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

Del Mar, California
Tulare, California
Mulberry, Florida
Derby, Kansas
Brooklyn, New York
Dundee, Ohio
Bushkill, Pennsylvania
Premont, Texas

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