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Brugmansia 'Super Nova' - Angel's Trumpet 'Super Nova'

Brugmansia 'Super Nova' - Angel's Trumpet 'Super Nova' (Brugmansia 'Super Nova' - Angel's Trumpet 'Super Nova')

My Angel's Trumpets are all in full bloom. The warm to hot days and cool night is what they love. They love a lot of rain of which we haven't had any in more than 7 weeks. The drought here is getting severe (virtually no rain for more than a year). Photo taken Jan. 11, 2014.

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Very nice Brugmansia , D1. Can you please tell me what is the tree on the left side of the picture? We have couple of them on this property and I noticed some in the village. Birds love to hide in them. They are very dense.

14 Jan, 2014




The green tree is a Pencil tree (Euphorbia tirucalli). I planted it as a tiny cutting from a neighbor. It has gotten so large and tall. It need to cut it back drastically, very soon. I cut it almost completely down a couple of years it's in a bad spot.

I also have a Copper Leaf (Acalypha wilkesiana) shrub next to the Pencil tree, also.

14 Jan, 2014


That's so lovely.....My one bloom didn't have a chance to actually develop this year before the weather turned nasty.....

14 Jan, 2014



Thanks! :>)

Sorry to hear about your plant! Angel's Trumpets don't like really cold weather. They like cool and wet; however, not freezing temps.

My shrubs have been suffering from the very hot and dry weather. They need tons of water.

15 Jan, 2014


I can see why it's called "Supernova". that's quite a display of blossoms, especially when you're having such dry conditions. Here, we can only grow them in tubs as ideal outdoor growing conditions are for a very short time. Haven't kept up with the hybridization/genetic modification of datura. If I grow it I usually grow the specie and it's not as lovely as this.

15 Jan, 2014


Yes, all my Angel's Trumpets shrubs are blooming. They typically bloom very well in winter...better than in summer.

Datura is a very different genus than Brugmansia. Datura species grow wild here in many areas of California. It grows wild along the freeways here in San Diego.

15 Jan, 2014


I did read somewhere that there was an attempt to crossbreed these two plants (about 10 years ago)?
Was it called "Datmansia"? (cross of Datura X Brugmansia)

Thanks for ID on the tree D1.

16 Jan, 2014 I've always considered Brugmansia a specie...but it is also referred to as a genus in the above link. Another taxonomy controversy.

17 Jan, 2014


Klahanie; Lorilyn57:

Datura and Brugmansia are in the same family, Solanaceae. They are definitely two different genera.

Typically, Brugmasia species are evergreen and grow much larger (to tree-size). Datura species, many times are annuals or bi-annuals (here in San Diego they are evergreen, but short-lived). Datura tends to grow much smaller overall. The plants are usually less attractive and the flowers much smaller.

17 Jan, 2014


I once lived for a few months in a villa, in Cuenca, Spain just a few months after my wife & I were married. It is nothing like most people imagine Spanish villas but it did have a small swimming pool & close to the pool there was a big Datura growing in a big pot. I knew it at that time as an Angel Trumpet as well. It had huge white flowers & I remember it from time to time. Your photo brought the memory back to me once again.

20 Jan, 2014


Brugmansia are very commonly grown here in San Diego and throughout most of low-elevations of California.

I can't imagine living in a place where they don't grow outside very commonly.

22 Jan, 2014

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