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Angel’s Trumpet

I have this very large evergreen shrub in the back garden (I actually refer to as a tree because it is as tall as my Pepper tree). During my “Tree Identification Mission” I have now learnt that it’s botanical name is Brugmansia x Candida and its common name is Angel’s trumpet. It’s flower does indeed look trumpet-like, they are large (about a foot long) and obvious in the garden especially once they fall off  and lie in and amongst the plants and mulch below. It’s a good thing its tucked at the back of the garden as I’ve now learnt that all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.

In my garden this large shrub is a real performer. It has been flowering profusely all summer long even now at a time when others have stopped, the huge white trumpet-like flowers continue to hang like fluted bells and attact birds and bees to my garden.

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My opinion? For what its worth, I’m not overly fond of this shrub / tree. It is not the most attractive in my garden, I don’t like the mess the flowers make once dropped off the tree and … well, its just not a favourite. On the up side, I’ve paid it no special attention and its flowered all summer long, so it seems to be a low maintenance shrub in my garden.