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Cestrum parqui 'Orange Peel'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cestrum parqui 'Orange Peel'

Orange Peel Willow-Leaved Jessamine

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Item #: 5981

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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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'!

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