Cestrum Elegans Smithii

Native to Mexico
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Small but can grow large
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Cestrum Elegans Smithii
Flowering plant native to Mexico
Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 14 May 2010)
(Photo taken 13:08:08 Sunday 2 May 2010)
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This was a small plant here, only 3 feet (1 meter) or so high. But it can grow to over 12 feet (over 4 meters) under the correct growing conditions.


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Attracts hummingbirds
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Cestrum Elegans Smithii
Flowering plant native to Mexico
Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 14 May 2010)
(Photo taken 13:08:24 Sunday 2 May 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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When this plant flowers in the spring, its clusters of red tubular flowers can attract hummingbirds.


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Ends of branches
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Cestrum Elegans Smithii
Flowering plant native to Mexico
Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 14 May 2010)
(Photo taken 13:08:42 Sunday 2 May 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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The clusters of tubular flowers grow from the end of each branch. After fertilization, the flowers will be replaced by small berries.


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Leaves are convex
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Cestrum Elegans Smithii
Flowering plant native to Mexico
Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 14 May 2010)
(Photo taken 13:08:54 Sunday 2 May 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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The leaves of this plant are a deep green, twice as long as wide and typically bend in a convex direction. The leaves grow on alternate sides of the branch.


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Multiple trunks
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Cestrum Elegans Smithii
Flowering plant native to Mexico
Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 14 May 2010)
(Photo taken 13:09:08 Sunday 2 May 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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This plant has multiple trunks or main stems growing from ground level. Branching occurs near the top end of each trunk.


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Smooth branches
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Cestrum Elegans Smithii
Flowering plant native to Mexico
Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 14 May 2010)
(Photo taken 13:09:26 Sunday 2 May 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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The branches were smooth without thorns. The white smudges here were atypical and the cause unknown.


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Small flowers
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Cestrum Elegans Smithii
Flowering plant native to Mexico
Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 14 May 2010)
(Photo taken 13:09:38 Sunday 2 May 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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The individual flowers were just an inch in length (2.5 cm). The leaves were smooth on top, but slightly furry on the bottom.


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