Cestrum parqui

Cestrum parqui

Willow-leaved jessamine

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cestrum parqui
  • Common name: Willow-leaved jessamine
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Willow-leaved jessamine, Cestrum parqui, is a semi-evergreen shrub with willow-like, dark green leaves and fragrant, jasmine-like yellow blooms in summer.

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It’s perfect for growing in a variety of garden situations – particularly coastal spots and exotic or jungle borders – and is hardy down to -5c°.

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Grow Cestrum parqui in well-drained soil in full sun. Mulch annually with leaf mould or garden compost.

How to grow Cestrum parqui

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cestrum parqui and wildlife

Cestrum parqui has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cestrum parqui poisonous?

Cestrum parqui has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People