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Cestrum Cretan Purple - jessamine

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We don't know why this plant deserves such a rude common name as it's a fantastic shrub for Aussie gardens! It's native to the Caribbean, but it will grow in cooler southern and inland climates in a sheltered garden, especially if given some protection from a wall or dense hedge. The flower colour on this variety is a gorgeous dusky purple, like the last drops of a glass of finest Cabernet.

Cestrum x cultum 'Cretan Purple' - jessamine, bastard jasmine

DESCRIPTION:  Tropical evergreen shrub from central America and the Caribbean, with clusters of long slender tubular deep purple flowers, lightly scented.
USE IN: Feature planting, flowering hedge
LOCATION:  Plant in rich loamy soil with good drainage in full sun to part or dappled shade. Protect from hard frost and cold or drying winds.
CARE:  Provide plenty of water during the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established and regularly in dry periods. Feed with liquid fertiliser monthly during spring and summer. Prune gently in spring if you need to reduce the shrub's size. In a cold winter the plant may lose its leaves but these should regrow in spring.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  1 - 1.5m H x 1 - 1.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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