Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Maya'

Brugmansia x candida

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: x candida
Cultivar: Maya
Hybridized by Blin
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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)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly


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Other details:

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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:


Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Wetumpka, Alabama

Del Mar, California

Newbury Park, California

Petaluma, California

San Leandro, California

Bartow, Florida

Colbert, Georgia

Derby, Kansas

Glenmora, Louisiana

Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Dundee, Ohio

Belton, Texas

Houston, Texas

Premont, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 17, 2007, SarahGigi from Newbury Park, CA wrote:

This Brugmansia grew amazingly fast in the ground. It finally looks beautiful
after I used a natural caterpillar killer. The more hardcore pesticides kill the beneficial bugs that keep the white fly away. Out of all my Brugmansia only the verigated one's get so chewed up by caterpillars, that there are almost no leaves left. They even started eating through the branches, and main stock. The nice thing about this one, is it doesn't drop as many leaves as Snowbank.
And when the caterpillars are gone it's soooo beautiful!


On Jan 21, 2005, TrixieM from Mc Call Creek, MS wrote:

I totally agree that it is wonderful! In addition to the previous comments, it roots very quickly and withstands heat and humidity well.


On Sep 12, 2004, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

A great brug esp. due to its interesting foliage. The color is more a blue green, it adds lots of interest even when not blooming. My only complaint is that caterpillars will eat it alive so fast. A quick spray of BT cures that though!


On Oct 8, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Maya/Sunset is one of the most treasured brugmansias I grow. Lovely variegated foliage (white, green, blue green), fragrant versicolour bells (creamy white to pale peach to golden peach), and it's vigorous habit make it one of my most favourites. A pleasure to recommend this brugmansia (o: