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el Campello - Trumpet Tree

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:41pm
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murray451

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I've seen a lot of these in Campello, I believe it's a Trumpet Tree. Anyone able to tell me which particular variety this is ?

Thanks.

elinspain

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:29pm

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Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:29pm

Hello Murray

We used to have one in our Urbanisation, now long gone, but I was told its name is Angels Trumpet - its a stunning plant.

Cheers

Elinspain

murray451

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:48pm

murray451

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Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:48pm

elinspain wrote on Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:29pm:

Hello Murray

We used to have one in our Urbanisation, now long gone, but I was told its name is Angels Trumpet - its a stunning plant.

Cheers

Elinspain

Thank you, that's the one. Stunningly beautiful and poisonous !! 

PaulB126

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:13pm

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Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:13pm

The official name is either Datura or Brugmansia....  I used to grow them in Brighton with quite a bit of success, although they die right back in the U.K. in winter.  Here they would survive all year...

murray451

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:05pm

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Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:05pm

PaulB126 wrote on Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:13pm:

The official name is either Datura or Brugmansia....  I used to grow them in Brighton with quite a bit of success, although they die right back in the U.K. in winter.  Here they would survive all year...

Thanks, that's useful to know. I live in Salisbury so well south and I'm hoping to grow one. Three operations on my spine and 90 steps with no lift up to my home from home apartment means that my days in Campello are numbered so it would be nice to have an exotic reminder at home. They are such beautiful plant.

trotter

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:05pm

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Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:05pm

murray451 wrote on Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:48pm:

Thank you, that's the one. Stunningly beautiful and poisonous !! 

Isn't this plant, Brugmansia, the source of a "date rape" drug? Devil's Breath.....Nasty stuff!

PaulB126

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:43pm

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Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:43pm

murray451 wrote on Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:05pm:

Thanks, that's useful to know. I live in Salisbury so well south and I'm hoping to grow one. Three operations on my spine and 90 steps with no lift up to my home from home apartment means that my days in Campello are numbered so it would be nice to have an exotic reminder at home. They are such b...

...eautiful plant.

Sorry to hear that...

My advice would be to buy the biggest plant you can and plant in a very large pot.  They literally need gallons of water!  If the winter is hard, cover with fleece until established.

If the plant dies down totally over the winter, just water lots and fertilise well in the Spring and it should grow back.  Maybe just tiny shoots at the start, but then it will take off and grow vigorously!

Good luck!

murray451

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:54pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:54pm

PaulB126 wrote on Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:43pm:

Sorry to hear that...

My advice would be to buy the biggest plant you can and plant in a very large pot.  They literally need gallons of water!  If the winter is hard, cover with fleece until established.

If the plant dies down totally over the winter, just water lots and fertilise well in the Spring and it should grow back.  Maybe just tiny shoots at the start, but then it will take off and grow vigorously!

Good luck!

Thanks Paul.

Exotic but poisonous, eh...? I'll refrain from my usual that's why I'm divorced joke!!

PaulB126

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:32pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:32pm

murray451 wrote on Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:54pm:

Thanks Paul.

Exotic but poisonous, eh...? I'll refrain from my usual that's why I'm divorced joke!!

Hahaha....

it’s poisonous, but so are so many other plants, like Oleanders....   just don’t go eating it!

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