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Botanical name: Cestrum elegans
Other names: Red cestrum, Cestrum purpureum
Species: C. elegans - C. elegans is a vigorous, evergeen shrub with arching branches, matt, mid-green leaves, panciles of tubular, red to purple-red flowers in summer and autumn followed by purple-red fruit.
Cestrum elegans is: Evergreen
Flower: Red, Reddish-purple in Summer; Red, Reddish-purple in Autumn
Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons
Toxicity: All parts are poisonous if ingested.
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Group 9 - Deadhead regularly if practical. Lightly trim or prune misplaced shoots in mid- to late spring.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Cestrum elegans (Red cestrum) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Outdoors, grow in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered site in sun or part shade. Alternatively, grow under glass in loam based compost in full light with shade from intense sun. Provide good ventilation.
Soil type: Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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