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Brunfelsia australis

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brunfelsia (brun-FELZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: australis (aw-STRAL-iss) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


Unknown - Tell us


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:



White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Ashland, California

Norwalk, California

Sacramento, California

San Diego, California

San Marino, California

Archer, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Brandon, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Mc Coy, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)

Lady Lake, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Miami, Florida

Milton, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Belle Chasse, Louisiana

Pierre Part, Louisiana

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Beaufort, South Carolina

Deer Park, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Mcallen, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

South Padre Island, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 23, 2008, MollyMc from Archer/Bronson, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have one growing here in zone 8b, lowest temps in winter down to 12-15 degrees. I assumed it came back from root stock, but discovered just now that it is growing new leaves from the old branches. I think I need to change this to hardiness 8b


On Apr 22, 2005, emama2 from Tampa, FL wrote:

I just bought another Brunfelsia yesterday. I bought a house last year that had a huge plant in the backyard, and when it bloomed it was awesome!! I searched the web to find the name, and just love it. I live in Tampa, and this plant (10ft) bloomed for months before going into a rest period. Now, I have the new plant which will go in the front yard. I really think it deserves to be seen, it is so spectacular. The one in the backyard is too large to move, so I plan to put in a Koi pond near it and build a deck next to it, so it will give as much enjoyment as possible!!


On Jun 15, 2004, Jamespayne from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

When I bought my Brunfelsia several months ago, it was about 2 feet tall and just ending a flowering phase. I kept the plant moist until it had finished blooming. I planted the plant in my landscape in March and it has tripled in size!!. I can not wait for it to flower again! It will really put on a show wnen it blooms again, and you can bet I will send a photograph to The Plants Database!


On Oct 17, 2002, peterleroux wrote:

VERY slow growing. Covered with strong-scented jasmine-like flowers which open purple and fade to white over a few days. Flowers off previous year's growth so prune immediately after flowering for best results in following year.