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Brunfelsia pauciflora (Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Brunfelsia pauciflora

Other names

Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow , Brunfelsia calycina, Brunfelsia eximia, Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Genus

Brunfelsia Brunfelsia

Species

B. pauciflora - B. pauciflora is a tender, bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic to oblong, leathery, dark green leaves and, from spring into summer, terminal clusters of purple flowers fading to white with age.


Brunfelsia pauciflora is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant at night

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

May cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Purple, Violet in Spring; Violet, Purple, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

General care

Pruning

Pinch out stem tips of young plants during the growing season to encourage branching. Pruning group 8 but minimal pruning is typically required.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Brunfelsia pauciflora (Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow ) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in a frost-free area in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun with midday shade. Alternatively, grow under glass in loam-based compost in bright, filtered light. Water freely & feed monthly in growth.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but 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

Brunfelsia pauciflora

Other names

Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow , Brunfelsia calycina, Brunfelsia eximia, Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Genus

Brunfelsia Brunfelsia

Species

B. pauciflora - B. pauciflora is a tender, bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic to oblong, leathery, dark green leaves and, from spring into summer, terminal clusters of purple flowers fading to white with age.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant at night

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

May cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Purple, Violet in Spring; Violet, Purple, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse whitefly , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Thrips

General care

Pruning

Pinch out stem tips of young plants during the growing season to encourage branching. Pruning group 8 but minimal pruning is typically required.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Brunfelsia pauciflora (Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow ) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in a frost-free area in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun with midday shade. Alternatively, grow under glass in loam-based compost in bright, filtered light. Water freely & feed monthly in growth.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but 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 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Brunfelsia pauciflora (Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow )

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

Brunfelsia pauciflora (Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow )

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

Brunfelsia pauciflora (Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow )

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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