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Brunfelsia latifolia - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Genus: Brunfelsia.

Species: Brunfelsia latifolia syn. bonodora.

Common name: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow shrub
Family: Solanaceae
Botanic name: Brunfelsia latifolia syn. bonodora

An evergreen shrub which grows slowly to around 2-4m (6 -12') tall and 2m (6') wide. The foliage is dense and medium green in colour. The young leaves are often purplish in cool weather.

The flowers are very sweetly perfumed and when they first open they are a violet colour, fading to lavender blue and then white, with the three colours present on the bush at the same time.

Good points:
wonderful perfume masses of beautiful violet, lavender blue and white coloured flowers dense, evergreen foliage

The brown berries have been known to poison dogs. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, muscle tremors, staggering and seizures. If you have a dog, remove the berries every year.

Brunfelsias need a warm, sunny position with protection from frost. They like rich, well-drained soil and adequate water during summer and during dry spells. Tip prune after flowering to keep the plant bushy.

Photos of this plant

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