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Cestrum aurantiacum

Cestrum aurantiacum
yellow cestrum; orange cestrum
Cestrum aurantiacum
Early August – blooming continuously, even though it's looking a little tired in the heat of summer

Synonym(s) Capraria lanceolata
Common name yellow cestrum; orange cestrum
Family solanaceae
Life cycle perennial/shrub (Z8b-11)
Flowers yellow-orange (spring-fall)
Size 6-8'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Semi-evergreen shrub (die-back shrub in the colder range of its hardiness) grown for its clusters of golden-yellow flowers that attract a wide range of pollinators. It has grown quickly in our garden, reaching its mature height within two years of planting a small specimen, and confidently claiming that corner of the garden for its own.

yellow cestrum; orange cestrum
What appears to be a single seedling near the mother plant, April 2021
Cestrum aurantiacum
Regrowth mostly from the base after Texas megafreeze of Feb '21

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

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