White Angel's Trumpet in bloom
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 10 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8b
A heat loving variety that likes warm days and cool nights; large dangling white trumpets emerge in spring and appear until fall; flowers are only fragrant at night; perfect for containers, beds, and borders for a stunning presentation all season
White Angel's Trumpet features showy fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers hanging below the branches from late spring to mid fall. It has attractive green foliage. The large textured pointy leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
White Angel's Trumpet is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
White Angel's Trumpet is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
White Angel's Trumpet will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.
White Angel's Trumpet makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, please use with caution in areas where hardiness is a factor.