Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Brunfelsia are a group of fragrant flowering plants many from Jamaica and nearby areas. The species vary greatly, from small shrubs at around 1m in height to larger shrubs to 3 metres plus. Sometimes seen as an old fashioned plant, wholesale growers are now releasing new and improved varieties that have appeal to landscapers.
A few species are widely used in Queensland gardens with fragrant flowers fading over successive days. These are an evergreen shrub that will reach between 1 and 3 m depending on species and conditions. They will grow well in Melbourne as well, give it a sunny protected position and it will thrive.
These are a useful landscaping plant with a suckering habit.
Although best suited to warmer conditions (read Sydney and above) Brunfelsia also do well in sheltered sunny positions much further south.
Protection from frost is beneficial. Fragrant and with masses of flowers they grow well in a sunny position near a patio or deck where the perfume can be appreciated.
Brunfelsia species include:
- Puacifolia, Latifolia, Jamaciensis, Americana and Australis.
Brunfelsia cultivars such as B. bonodora, ‘Sweet and petite’ which is a more compact form and other new ‘dwarf’ Brunfelsia species are also available.
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