Botanical name: Cestrum x cultum 'Cretan Purple' Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Synonyms: Cestrum purpureum, Habrothamnus purpureus, Habrothamnus elegans
Purple Cestrum is a wonderful hybrid evergreen shrub with arching branches. Leaves are evergreen, alternate, elliptic to lance- shaped, simple, with a short leaf stalk, smooth on the upper side and slightly hairy on the underside. Flowers are grouped in slightly drooping clusters of 1 in showy dusty pink tubular flowers, at the end of branches. It flowers over a long period of times, followed by handsome red berries. This plant likes well-drained and fertile soils. Once established, it can withstand occasional droughts. However it will bloom more profusely if regularly watered during the growing season.
The flower labeled Purple Cestrum is ...