Trumpet Flower Tree

Trumpet Flower Tree


Known as the name of “angel’s trumpets”, trumpet flower tree got its name from the shape of its flowers which look like a trumpet. There are a number of plants in the Brugmansia and Datura family and there are some slight differences in the appearance of each type. For example, some flowers are drooping while some species are growing uprightly.


The trumpet flower plants usually include two genus, namely, the genus Brugmansia and the genus Datura. Originated from South American countries, there are a variety of flowering plants from these two families and they all have the appearance of trumpets. However, there are some differences between these two genus. All members of the genus Datura are flowering shrubs while the members of the genus Brugmansia are growing on trees.

Although most trumpet plants have similar appearance, there are a variety of colors from white to dark orange. The common opening time of these flowers is at night after the sunset, and they will close before the next sunrise. Apart from attractive colors, some plants will emit fragrant scent too. You should keep in mind that nearly all trumpet plants are sort of toxic to human beings, and some toxin are contained in their fruits, leaves and flowers. So, if there are some trumpet plants cultivated in your backyard, you should protect your children from touching these beautiful flowers. Careless consumption or contact with eyes or skins may result some severe issues. When you do the regular pruning work for these flowers, remember to wear protect gloves to avoid touching anything with hand.

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