'Orange Peel' cestrum

Cestrum 'Orange Peel'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jimmy Turner
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'Orange Peel' cestrum (Cestrum 'Orange Peel')
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Genus:  Cestrum

A wonderful hybrid derived from Cestrum diurnum and C. nocturnum , 'Orange Peel' is a veritable living bouquet of pure orange blossoms that, in warmer climates, begin with the first mild days in spring and last until the first hard frost. The tubular flowers have no fragrance during the day, but as soon as the sun sets, a sweet scent lingers in the air. In Zones 8 and warmer, 'Orange Peel' will be a deciduous shrub 6 feet tall and wide. In Zone 7, it will act as a die-back perennial and easily reach 3 to 5 feet tall and wide during the growing season. In colder zones, it makes an incredible summer-blooming annual.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Fragrant orange flowers; low maintenance; thrives in hot weather.

Care: 

Provide full sun and most any well-drained soil.

Problems: 

Infrequent.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Flame,
Salmon
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

Cestrum 'Orange Peel'