Cestrum Summer

The floriferous Cestrum parquii ‘Orange Peel’ is a stunner in the summer garden as you can see by this weeks photo. This amazing South American dieback shrub is a literal flowering machine during the heat of summer. For us, it eventually matures into an 8′ tall x 8′ wide clump. We find hummingbirds and butterflies particularly drawn to the flowers. Although we see quite a few native bees foraging the flowers, we’re not sure what they are after since the tubes are too long for their bodies.

Cestrum parquii ‘Orange Peel’

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