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Cestrum newellii ~ Red Cestrum

Cestrum newellii has these brilliant pink-red 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 will survive temperatures in the mid teens, but will have a significant amount of damage if they go through temperatures below 20. The Red Cestrum will tolerate full sun near the coast, but seem to prefer a bit of mid-day shade inland. Cestrum newellii is a great plant to add to your hummingbird garden.

Cestrum newellii, Red Cestrum

Flowers and foliage of Cestrum newellii the Red Cestrum. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.