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Cestrum 'Orange Peel'

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(Orange Peel Jessamine) Mainly fragrant at night, the orange and yellow flowers of Cestrum 'Orange Peel' are the result of a cross between Night-Blooming Cestrum (C. nocturnum) and Day-Blooming Cestrum (C. diurnum).

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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Common name
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Orange Peel Jessamine
USDA Zones
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7 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
96"/48"/96"
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Hummingbird plant?
Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
Yes
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(Orange Peel Jessamine) Mainly fragrant at night, the orange and yellow flowers of Cestrum 'Orange Peel' are the result of a cross between Night-Blooming Cestrum (C. nocturnum) and Day-Blooming Cestrum (C. diurnum).

Don't confuse Cestrum species -- members of the potato family (Solanaceae) often called Jessamines -- with Jasmines (Jasminum spp.), which are from the olive family (Oleaceae).

Orange Peel Jessamine's parents are from the tropics of the Western Hemisphere. C. nocturnum is native to Mexico and Central America as well as the Caribbean, which is also home to C. diurnum.

Barbara Bridge's former Southern Perennials and Herbs nursery of Tylertown, Mississippi, introduced Orange Peel Jessamine. Fine Gardening has called it "a veritable living bouquet" due to umbels prolific with tiny blossoms. Hummingbirds love its nectar. Deer don't nibble on it and neither should people or pets.

This is a full sun subshrub -- a shrub that acts as a perennial and dies to ground during winter in the cooler part of its range. It is long blooming and heat tolerant. Expect it to grow tall and moderately wide with rich, well-drained soil and average watering based on local conditions.