Cubanola (Cubanola domingensis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 5 feet to 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow buds open to near-white or cream blooms with a greenish tint.
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: parts of plant toxic if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Other info: Sow as soon as possible as they don't remain viable long
Propagation: Other methods: Other: softwood cuttings
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Date: 2015-10-28
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2009-09-29
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Location: BF House - Chesterfield, Mo. (MOBOT)Date: 2009-09-29
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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Nov 17, 2014 6:44 PM

Endemic to the Dominican Republic, Cubanola domingensis is a small, slow growing evergreen tree that attains heights of 10 to 12 feet. Although the growth habit and the flower size and shape resemble that of Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpet), they are not related.

The Dominican Bellflower is a cold sensitive plant and cannot withstand temperatures below 40ºF (4.5ºC). It can be grown as a container plant in 3- to 5-gallon pots, but must be protected from low temperatures and frost. Cubanola domingensis prefers bright, filtered light, but it will bloom more profusely when grown in full sun. This plant does not like wet feet, and whether it is grown in the ground or in containers it requires a well-draining potting medium. During the summer months, consistently moist but not soggy soil is required, while less water is needed during the winter months. Dominican Bellflower bears 10-inch-long, trumpet-shaped, yellowish-cream to greenish-white blooms that are highly fragrant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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rumor by jmorth Dec 31, 2017 10:16 AM 6
Anyone here grow Cubanola domingenses?? by cb Nov 12, 2015 12:24 AM 7
Hanging bloom of ? by jmorth Nov 18, 2014 3:11 PM 22

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