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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:04 pm 

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We saw a fall-flowering shrub-like plant yesterday (late October) in a container in a yard in Missouri -we have had a couple frosts, so not sure if it is taken in. It grows upward on several woody stalks, then weeps downward nearly to the ground with trumpet-like large yellow flowers at the end of each branch. It was spotted in a yard with a large banana plant & other tropical looking plants, so the owners are familiar with caring for tropicals even in zone 6. I can't locate this flowering plant on any websites. I took a picture of it. Looks like it would be a difficult plant to take indoors in winter because while it was only about 6-8 ft tall, it's width was about the same. Does it sound familiar to anyone?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:50 am 

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Location: philly
that's a brugmansia (tree); which is not to be confused with datura which is a sprawling plant with similar flowers.

they're both lovely - especially those with scent!

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