Friday, August 27, 2010
Cestrum aurantiacum (Yellow Cestrum)
The plant can be grown as a large shrub, or small multi-trunk tree up to 10 foot in height.
The tubular, yellow flowers only develop a very faint citrus scent after dark, so I don't classify this one as a fragrant plant. This species also doesn't cycle in and out of flower like many other Cestrums. Flowering is non-stop nearly all year long at the tips of the branches.
It's odd that this plant is so hard to find in cultivation. The fact that it is cold-hardy, attracts butterflies, and blooms all year would seem to make it a near-perfect plant!