Cestrum parqui 'Orange Peel'
Orange Peel Willow-Leaved Jessamine
Item #: 5981
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Height: 96" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
This superb and easy-to-grow cestrum, from the former Southern Perennials and Herbs Nursery, was introduced as a cross of Cestrum diurnum x Cestrum nocturnum, but it turned out to be a form of Cestrum parqui. For us, this superb selection has been both floriferous and winter hardy. The fast-growing woody stems are clothed in ligustrum-shaped, deer-resistant leaves and adorned from early June until frost with terminal clusters of mustard-orange (RHS 25B) flowers tipped in yellow...a hummingbird delight. When winters drop into the single digits, Cestrum 'Orange Peel' behaves as a dieback perennial that returns in spring to reach 8' tall x 8' wide by fall. Don't slip up and miss growing Cestrum 'Orange Peel'!