Beloved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, this lush Central and South American member of the Potato family has a colorful allure nearly all year round. Arching stems coated with mahogany-colored fuzz carry profuse nodding clusters of waxy, deep red tubular flowers plus purplish red berries dramatically set amid burgundy-tinged leaves, which are soft as velvet and taper to a point. A vigorous tall-standing evergreen shrub that’s well-suited for a container, ‘Newellii’ blooms summer through winter and in some instances much longer. Red Cestrum appreciates moderate moisture, a protected wall or overhang, partial shade on hot afternoons and a light to heavy pruning to maintain its shape.
Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 3' 0" – 5' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 9.