Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 10 to 12, can come back from the roots in zone 8
Size: 6 to 15' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Large oval leaves to 10" long. Large, trumpet-shaped flowers, usually white but some pink and yellow, hang down from the branches in summer. Needs regular watering. Plants grown in part shade may not bloom. Plants grown in colder zones will die back to the ground but may come back from the roots. These plants will be much weaker and will reach 8' at most.
Published in Prir. Rostlin Aneb. Rostl. 1: 45 in 1823.
Note: B. suaveolens (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) G.Don is a later homonym, with the same basionym, Datura suaveolens Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
I received a cutting from a friend in October 2009 and potted it up, overwintering in the conservatory. I planted it out in the spring but it grew barely at all and I gave up on it in the autumn.