Huge clusters of 1-1/2" tubular orange-yellow flowers are borne profusely throughout summer and fall on this vigorous shrub-like perennial and attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. The flowers are sweetly fragrant at night and likely attract hummingbird moths. Yellow Cestrum becomes large and shrub like in mild winter climates whereas in the coldest portions of its range, like zone 8B, it will often freeze to the ground and return in spring. A loose breathable mulch will also help to ensure that your Yellow (aka ' Gold') Cestrum returns each spring.
Orange Cestrum can be grown as a container plant where not hardy but regular pruning may be required to keep this tropical shrub in bounds. It can also be trained as an espalier in areas where it doesn't freeze back.
Grows To: 5-8'H+ x 4-6'W+
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Indoor Light: Direct sunlight
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils for the best flowering, moderately drought resistant once well-established.
Native To / Origin: S America
This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Berries, Sap - Highly toxic if ingested
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml