How to propagate Cestrum?

Sara Malone Zone 9bJune 8, 2014

Anyone propagated a Cestrum? Looks like softwood cuttings might work, or at least are worth a try, but I'd love any tips from anyone who's had success.


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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Which Cestrum? I have propagated C. 'Newellii' easily by suckers. I also had a C. aurantiacum. (Orange Cestrum) that I may have also propagated--I'd have to look over my notes, if I have any on that one. It got so large, I eventually pulled it out.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 5:35AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

The one I'm after is the cross between C. diurnum and C. nocturnum (guess they've got the 24-hour cycle covered!) called 'Orange Peel'. My friend has three shrubs and I can't find it available anywhere around here. It doesn't appear to be patented. It doesn't sucker and it's not frost tender and it flowers all summer long.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 6:19PM
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I have an orange peel cestrum in my backyard, we are zone 6B Wichita, Kansas. It's in the northwest corner of our yard protected by a fence. I want to try and take a cutting from it, not sure how to do it. Do I wait till it gets colder, leaves are falling off? Do I wait till spring? Didn't know if I could take a cutting now and plant while the weather is still warm.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2014 at 3:27PM
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