Brugmansia arborea

Currently being propagated, please ask as we may have some, or we can at least let you know when they will hopefully be available

A frost-tender deciduous shrub with large, pendulous, night-scented white trumpets in summer. Grow in a large pot in loam based compost with added grit. Fantastic for bedding out or growing in pots on the Patio and can be underplanted with begonias to great effect. Needs frost protection in winter. Feed & water well in summer. Prune to shape in late spring. CAUTION TOXIC.

Common Name: Angelís Trumpet
Plant Family: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Tender Shrub
9 cm
Season of Interest
Summer to Autumn
Sun or Shade
Sun to Part Shade
medium (up to 6 feet)
Minimum temperature
Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Planting Style
sub tropical bed out
Scented Flowers
Suggested Use
Growing in Pots
Flower Colour

Brugmansia (Angels Trumpet)

Brugmansias are tender shrubs originating from Brazil. They are valued for their huge trumpet shaped flowers that can be shades of white, yellow or pink. They can be grown outside in summer in the UK but will not withstand temperatures below 5°C so must be moved to a frost free location in winter such as a heated greenhouse or conservatory.

They are vigorous plants which require a large pot and plenty of water in summer. At the height of summer if you are needing to water the plant twice a day it may be necessary to stand the pot in a tray to act as a reservoir to ensure a good supply of water.

We recommend using a 50:50 mix of ordinary multipurpose compost and John Innes No. 3 to provide good water and nutrient retention. Feed fortnightly with a high potash feed such as Tomorite between late May and the end of August. Also every spring when you notice new growth starting to appear, top-dress with some fresh compost and slow release fertiliser granules.

Although evergreen in their native Brazil, in the UK they tend to drop most of their leaves in winter due to the reduced daylight hours. During this time the plant will demand much less water than in summer so water sparingly, just keeping the compost slightly damp.

Brugmansias contain atropine and are related to the Deadly Nightsahde plant and caution needs to be taken when handling the plant as all parts are toxic. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 7 to 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

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Delivery Info

Minimum order value £10

Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £7.50 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£7.5 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days


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Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)