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Cestrum, Early Flowering Jessamine, Red Cestrum 'Newellii'

Cestrum fasciculatum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cestrum (SES-trum) (Info)
Species: fasciculatum (fas-sik-yoo-LAH-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Newellii

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Capitola, California

Clayton, California

El Sobrante, California

Fairfield, California

Mission Viejo, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Clara, California

Torrance, California

Bartow, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Malabar, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Goffstown, New Hampshire

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Austin, Texas

Copperas Cove, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas(2 reports)

Spring, Texas

Redmond, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 28, 2015, KeenGardener160 from Auburn, WA wrote:

Wonderful plants! Adds a nice tropical appeal to any PNW Garden. I can't believe they are evergreens! We bought quite a few of these to add some texture and color into our year-round garden...not only at the main house but the cabin as well. Impressive showy plants!

Positive

On Mar 13, 2006, jennyt71 from Houston, TX wrote:

Bought this plant right before Christmas, and 3 months later, its still blooming like crazy. I love it - it makes a wonderful back drop behind my bird bath!

Positive

On Mar 17, 2005, DVan from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

My Red Cestrum here in San Antonio, TX blooms all year round. It always has clusters of blooms and lives in part shade. The hummingbirds love it. It is a great plant to grow in my zone 8.

Positive

On Sep 3, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Cestrum fasciculatum 'Newellii' has crimson-red tubular flowers, dark green leaves, on this vigorous evergreen shrub, hardy zones 8-11. Flowers summer through fall. Height up to 10' with an equal spread of the branches.

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