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Brugmansia aurea (Golden angel's trumpet)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
10m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Brugmansia aurea

Other names

Golden angel's trumpet, Datura aurea

Genus

Brugmansia Brugmansia

Species

B. aurea - B. aurea is an open, evergreen shrub or tree with oval, bright green leaves and fragrant, trumpet-shaped, golden yellow to white flowers in summer and autumn.


Brugmansia aurea is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant at night.

Habit

Erect, Open stems

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested.

Flower

Golden-yellow, White in Summer; White, Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs , Scale insects , Thrips Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs , Scale insects , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly if practical. Prune in mid- or late spring to maintain desired shape.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Brugmansia aurea (Golden angel's trumpet) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in a sheltered, frost-free area in full sun. Alternatively, grow under glass in a loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Brugmansia aurea

Other names

Golden angel's trumpet, Datura aurea

Genus

Brugmansia Brugmansia

Species

B. aurea - B. aurea is an open, evergreen shrub or tree with oval, bright green leaves and fragrant, trumpet-shaped, golden yellow to white flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant at night.

Habit

Erect, Open stems

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow, White in Summer; White, Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs , Scale insects , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly if practical. Prune in mid- or late spring to maintain desired shape.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Brugmansia aurea (Golden angel's trumpet) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in a sheltered, frost-free area in full sun. Alternatively, grow under glass in a loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Brugmansia aurea (Golden angel's trumpet)

Common pest name

; Black wood of grapevine; Female sterility of tobacco; Fruit woodiness of tomato; Maize Redness; Mal azul of tomato; Metabolbur; Metastolbur; Parastolbur; Purple top of potato; Stolbur of potato; Stolbur of tobacco; Stolbur of tomato

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Phytoplasma which potentially affects a wide host range; determined by the feeding behaviour of vectors. First UK outbreak in 2014; on strawberry; a host not specifically regulated in EU legislation. This legislation should be reviewed to take account of this and other developments.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Brugmansia aurea (Golden angel's trumpet)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Brugmansia aurea (Golden angel's trumpet)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Xiphinema bakeri

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest; could potentially affect trees and other species if introduced but many pathways regulated. No evidence of interceptions or findings to date.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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