Cestrum, Purple Cestrum 'Cretan Purple'

Cestrum x cultum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cestrum (SES-trum) (Info)
Species: x cultum
Cultivar: Cretan Purple

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Lavender

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Napa, California

Deland, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Humble, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 26, 2019, woodylover from Provincetown, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant has been grown outdoors unprotected other than next to the house both in Chilmark, MA on Marthas Vineyard and in Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod, both considered USDA 7A. It mostly dies to the ground in winter, but sprouts from the roots and gets about 5-7 feet tall.

Neutral

On May 31, 2014, jgcalifornia from VALLEY VILLAGE, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

What is the difference between this and the Cestrum elegans?

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