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Cestrum parqui

Green cestrum

Location:

The Terrace and Temple Garden.

Description:

A deciduous to semi-evergreen bushy shrub (H 2m x S 2m) with linear to lance-shaped, mid to dark green leaves and, from summer to autumn, clusters of night-scented, tubular, bright yellow-green flowers followed by purple-brown fruit.

Site and Care:

It grows well in direct sun in any soil and benefits from the protection of a south or west wall as it is not reliably hardy. Lightly prune in spring. Propagation is by cuttings in summer.