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Brugmansia (Angel's trumpets)

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Plant description

brugmansia angels trumpet

brugmansia angels trumpet.

brugmansia angels trumpet..

Brugmansia are very ornamental woody small trees or shrubs with large, pendulous trumpet shaped flowers in various colours, from white to pinks, oranges and yellow. They bloom from spring through to autumn and the flowers are perfumed. The fragrance is strongest later in the day and evening, to attract pollinating moths. They make spectacular specimen plants, and can also be container grown.

Brugmansia likes a well drained, fertile soil, and regular watering. It is not frost tolerant. Prune to shape if desired in autumn.

All parts of Brugmansia are poisonous.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white, yellow, orange, pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Scent

The flowers are fragrant, and the fragrance is stronger in the evening

Plant size

Maximum height: 11 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, moths.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist.

Sand: moist.

Diseases

Root rot if too wet

Pests

Caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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