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Questions About Brunfelsia Shrubs

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 21, 2014

Q. Brunfelsia

Why does my brunfelsia bloom only once in the spring? I understand it’s suppose to bloom more than that. Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 21, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

I suspect that it is planted somewhere where it gets enough light to bloom in the spring but as the leaves on the overhead canopy grow, it becomes too shaded for them. While the are shade plants, they need some light to bloom. I would try thinning nearby trees a bit to let in a little more light. Here is more info on this shrub's care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/yesterday-today-tomorrow/yesterday-today-tomorrow-plant.htm

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Asked by
Gamotoshige on
May 3, 2016

Q. Brunfelsia latiflora

I just bought this flower, but I am not sure the best place to plant it. My front yard (which is where I would like to have it) gets full sun. So I was told that it needs to have shade in the afternoon. Also, the person that I bought it from said that it has been in a greenhouse before she selling it. I live in Southern California, Irvine. My zip is 92603. We are close to Newport Beach, maybe 15 min
by car. So I did put my plant out yesterday where it gets morning sun and shade in the afternoon, but I know that I have to plant it. I love the flowers, but I do not have so much knowledge about gardening nor the area knowledge of my area. Can you please help me? I do not want my plant to die!
Thank you so much,
Gloria A. Motoshige

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 5, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

The information given to you on light preferences are correct.

A dappled sunshine area will also work for this plant.
Here is an article to refresh you on the care requirements.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/yesterday-today-tomorrow/yesterday-today-tomorrow-plant.htm

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Asked by
Ellen Bell on
July 3, 2016

Q. Brunfelsia tree

My tree bloomed beautifully when we first planted it. It has not had any more blooms since then, which has been about three months. It gets plenty of sun and is well drained. I have watered it regularly.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 5, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Established plants will bloom in the spring and may bloom intermittently through the summer.
With your plant being newly planted, it is likely spending it's energy sending down roots.
You may have more blossoms and longer flowering period next season.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/yesterday-today-tomorrow/yesterday-today-tomorrow-plant.htm

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Asked by
jj88 on
April 13, 2017

Q. Brunfelsia laeves turning brown

What can be done for my brunfelsia shrub growing outdoors as its leaves are turning a rust brown colour spreading from the vein outwards? Another brunfelsia shrub growing a few feet away is not displaying the same symptoms.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 14, 2017
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Asked by
lainie.con on
August 12, 2017

Q. Brunfelsia shrub

The leaves have started to turn a little orange. It gets plenty of morning sun. It is in a pot and probably ready to go into a bigger pot. I have not fertilized and what is best fertilizers to use? Do u think there is something else causing the leaves to turn orange.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 14, 2017
Certified Expert
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Morning sun and afternoon shade is good.
Water to a depth of 6 to 8 inches after planting, and keep the plant moist during the growing season, never allowing it to dry out completely. Water whenever the top 1 to 2 inches of soil next to the plant dries. Stop watering during the winter months, during which the plant will receive all the moisture it needs.
Fertilize in early spring before new growth appears with 4 tablespoons of a granular 10-10-10 fertilizer per 10 square feet, scattering it around the shrub and watering it into the ground. This will the give the plant a boost for early spring growth.
I do believe your soil may not be acidic enough. The plant needs moist, rich and well-drained soil. Plants respond well to having their roots weaving their way though compost. It prefers an acid pH which is just below neutral 7. Mulch with moss, pine needles or acidic compost on its base.

You can also use iron sulphate mixed in water to water the plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/yesterday-today-tomorrow/yesterday-today-tomorrow-plant.htm

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