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Red Cestrum

 

This colorful hedge specimen or container plant has a upright form with dark green slightly downy foliage, very similar in appearance to C. fasciculatum but with bright crimson flowers. Blossoms appear spring through fall, nearly year-round in mild climates, and are followed by red-purple berries. Best in a warm sheltered spot.

Cestrum 'Newellii'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit type : Berries

Fruit season : Fall

Fruit color : Purple-red

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Downy

Leaf length : 4"

Leaf shape :Narrowly ovate

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Tubular

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6-8 ft.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 13, 17, 19-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Birds : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes