Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Engelsglockchen'

Brugmansia arborea

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: arborea (ar-BOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Engelsglockchen
Additional cultivar information:(aka Engelsglckchen)
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:

Light Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Sebring, Florida

Cabin Creek, West Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 20, 2010, southernwv from Cabin Creek, WV wrote:

I have both DATURA and BRUGMANSIA growing, I like them both, but just to let everyone know, they are 2 seperate species from the same family. A DATURA is not and angels trumpet, BRUGMANSIA is angels trumpet. Please do not list them together as the same plant.


On Dec 29, 2003, Jamespayne from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have had this variety of Brugmansia for 5 years now and they are very easy to propagate! Small branches can be rooted in water (change water every other day), then potted. Be careful not to over water when potted! I have also taken 3-4 foot stems and placed them in a large pot and they rooted very well, just be careful not to over water when rooting. At night when the 8 inch flowers bloom they look like a large Easter lily hanging upside down. The fragrance, especially at night has a clean lemon/rose smell that can be detected from 20 feet away, especially if there is a slight breeze. They love to be fed a fertilizer rich in Nitrogen. Liquid fertilizer is best, and plants can be fed on a weekly basis.