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Cerbera sp., Cerbera Enchanted Incense

Cerbera sp.

Cerbera Enchanted Incense
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Southern Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantDeciduous plantPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Cerbera sp. is a small tree of 10-20 ft. Native to Southern Asia, this deciduous plant is a wonderfully ornamental addition to landscapes, gardens, and pot growing in USDA Zones 9-11. Cerbera Enchanted Incense will thrive in an area with full sun, but can also tolerate partial shade.

When it comes to watering and caring for Cerbera Enchanted Incense, regular watering is the key. The plant needs some extra water during the hot season. In cold regions and in deep winter, it is better to keep the soil slightly dry. As for feeding, controlled-release fertilizer formulated for flowering plants is recommended.

The plant will bloom in late spring with very elegant, pink/white or off-white flowers that as later darken to red/pink. The blooms are very fragrant and can light an entire garden. In terms of size, these flowers usually reach 4-5 inches in diameter.

The foliage of Cerbera Enchanted Incense is almost as wonderful as the flowers. With leaves of bright fresh green and golden yellow color, the tree is very eye-catching and decorative. It also grows in a slightly weeping form.

This excellent ornamental is also very resilient and adaptable. It is reasonably salt tolerant, meaning it can be grown near seaside and exposed to salty winds and spray. Cerbera Enchanted Incense can maturely survive cold temperatures down to 30s F, however if the temperatures reaches lower, the foliage may be damaged while the rootstock will survive.

For those seeking an ornamental tree-like shrub with fragrant flowers and dramatic foliage, Cerbera sp. (Cerbera Enchanted Incense) is an excellent choice. Its' hardiness and adaptability makes it a great choice to adorn many gardens while its' unique beauty and amazing fragrance will cause many to appreciate it.


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Cerbera x manghas hybrid - Enchanted Incense (Red Flower)

Absolutely NEW perfume plant! This amazing flower was recommended to us by our friend horticulturist John Mood, he discovered it in Thailand. We finally have the plants, and yes, they bloomed and fragrance is amazing! This Cerbera hybrid has beautiful striped red-and-white flowers that are highly fragrant. Fragrance is the most intense you can imagine and is much better than all jasmines and gardenias all together. The plant is very similar to plumeria in growth habit. Beautiful mauve colored leaves are very ornamental. We believe that this plant will become one of the most wanted in rare plants market.

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