The cestrum is a beautiful shrub that blooms beautifully in successive waves from spring to fall. (photo © Aris)
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Cestrum
Family : Solanaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 1 to 3 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Obsolete or persistent -Flowering : May to October
It is recommended that you plant cestrum in the spring or fall.
Cultivate in soil if the climate is relatively hot, otherwise in a container with potting soil to be able to bring it in in winter.
In all cases, protect the cestrum from strong winds, especially the Mistral or winds that come from the north.
Multiplication by cuttings in spring on semi-hardened twigs.
For seed cestrum, prefer a seedlings in terrine in spring.
No pruning is really necessary but if it does have to take place, prefer pruning at the end of winter, after all risk of frost.
A little more severe pruning every 3 years or so will promote flowering and make it possible to densify the branches.
To know about the cestrum
The cestrum offers beautiful inflorescences in umbel or panicle and is distinguished by its very pleasant fragrance.
It is an excellent veranda plant, as it needs heat in summer and a certain coolness in winter, as well as lots of light.
Smart tip about cestrum
During flowering, add organic liquid fertilizer every two weeks.