Cestrum newellii ~ Red Cestrum
Cestrum newellii provides these brilliant flowers in the summer, followed by red berries in the fall. The flowers attract hummingbirds. Cestrum newellii has downy leaves that have a reddish cast on the new growth. The Red Cestrum will grow to 6-8 feet tall and usually about half that width. The plants are hardy to temperatures in the mid teens, but will have a significant amount of damage if they go through temperatures below 20. The will tolerate full sun near the coast, but seem to prefer a bit of mid-day shade inland. This is a great plant to add to your hummingbird garden.
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