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Cestrum fasciculatum (Early jessamine)

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2 hours care
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2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cestrum fasciculatum

Other names

Early jessamine, Red cestrum

Genus

Cestrum Cestrum

Species

C. fasciculatum - C. fasciculatum is a vigorous, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing ovate to lance-shaped dark green leaves with wavy margins. Pendent cymes of tubular, bright red flowers from spring to early summer are followed by reddish-purple fruit.


Cestrum fasciculatum is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.

Flower

Bright-red in Spring; Bright-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Group 8. Deadhead regularly if practical.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Cestrum fasciculatum (Early jessamine) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Outdoors in frost-free areas, grow in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered site in sun or partial shade. Flowering is best in sun. Alternatively, grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light with shade from hot sun. Provide good ventilation.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Cestrum fasciculatum

Other names

Early jessamine, Red cestrum

Genus

Cestrum Cestrum

Species

C. fasciculatum - C. fasciculatum is a vigorous, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing ovate to lance-shaped dark green leaves with wavy margins. Pendent cymes of tubular, bright red flowers from spring to early summer are followed by reddish-purple fruit.

Native to

Mexico

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Bright-red in Spring; Bright-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Group 8. Deadhead regularly if practical.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cestrum fasciculatum (Early jessamine) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Outdoors in frost-free areas, grow in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered site in sun or partial shade. Flowering is best in sun. Alternatively, grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light with shade from hot sun. Provide good ventilation.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Cestrum fasciculatum (Early jessamine)

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

Cestrum fasciculatum (Early jessamine)

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.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Cestrum fasciculatum (Early jessamine)

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.

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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