An absolutely gorgeous large shrub to small tree that will certainly have the neighbours talking when in flower. Flowering can occur on young plants if growing conditions are ideal but it is once the plant has had several growing seasons and formed a good trunk that it really becomes a show piece. From early summer right through to the first frosts you will be given a successive show of large, 25cm long, hanging, yellow and deep orange to almost red trumpet like flowers that will stun the socks off even the most flower hating person.
Sanguinea is one of the more cold hardy Brugmansia as it originates from higher levels of Columbia through to Chile and is endemic to the Andes. Grow as a large patio shrub or plunged into a tropical border with an evenly moist, rich soil/ compost in full sun to part shade. Although more cold tolerant than other species it will only tolerate short spell at -2 to -3 centigrade so overwinter in one of two ways. Either lift in the autumn before the first heavy frosts, cut back the branches and roots, re-pot and continue to grow in a cool but frost free greenhouse or conservatory. Keep watering down to a bare minimum until spring growth resumes.
Option two is to lift, cut back hard, pot up keeping the compost almost dry and storing in a dark, cool but frost free room, garage or outbuilding. Once all frosts have passed in the spring plant back outside, water in and wait for new growth to resume.
Position in full sun if growing in the UK but in part shade in hotter climates. Prolonged heat can stop the plant from flowering. Maximum height is up to 10 meters where growing conditions permit with a spread up to 4 meters.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot. May be cut back for shipping. Sent as dormant plants in winter.