Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brugmansia Tree?

Brugmansias or Angel Trumpets as they are commonly called, grow with exuberance in our area. They often develop into small trees like this double one I have had in Laguna Beach for about ten years. When I first started growing them I showered them with all kinds of attention which was what I had learned on-line. Fertilizing once a week, watering every other day, but eventually the demanding schedule fell to the wayside and it turns out they are just as happy. The fragrance is heavenly in the evenings.

5 comments:

Gardeness said...

I love these plants. I think they'll grow here in Seattle but do you know if they're toxic? That would determine placement in our garden.

Sheila said...

Yes, they are toxic. Use caution if you have nibblers around.

Stephanie said...

mmm...what a beauty and I wish I could smell the fragrance too.

flowergardengirl said...

Really--you just ignore them now. Well that is good news to me. It is so pretty and kinda bold in an elegant way.

Kathleen said...

I'm amazed you can just ignore them Sheila! I baby and baby the one I have but of course our climate is not really very suitable to them. I really love the trumpet shaped flowers and fragrance tho so I continue to keep at it.