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Red Cestrum


This fast growing evergreen shrub has an arching, lax habit that benefits from pruning and pinching back. Deep green velvety foliage contrasts with the masses of purplish red tubular blossoms in spring and summer. Equally ornamental red berries follow the flowers. Best in a warm sheltered spot.

Cestrum elegans (C. purpureum)

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit type : Berries

Fruit season : Fall

Fruit color : Red

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Velvety

Leaf length : 4"

Leaf shape : Ovate-oblong

Leaf color : Deep green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Tubular

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 10+ ft.

Average size maturity height : 10+ ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 13, 17, 19-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Birds : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

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