Brugmansia arborea (L.) Steud.

Garden: Balchik
Season: Autumn

Brugmansia arborea commonly known as angel’s trumpet, is a species in the genus Brugmansia which contains approximately 11 to 16 species and belongs to the family of the Solanaceae (Nightshade Family). The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 2 to 4 metres. Brugmansia arborea is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate with entire margins. Brugmansia arborea produces solitary pendant, white trumpet-shaped flowers from May to August. The trees produce berries.
They are native to the Andes mountain of Southern Ecuador, Peru, Western Bolivia. Тhey are often found in the drier valleys of the Andes. Occurring at elevations of 2000 to 3000 m, they often receive light frosts. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C.
Brugmansia arborea are usually pollinated by moths. They are attracted by the white color of the flowers and their fragrance that gets stronger in the evenings.
Longitudinal cuts are made in the stems and branches, which are then applied to the head or other painful body part. The strip is bandaged in place for 15 minutes. If applied longer, a soporific or temporary anesthetic effect may be produced.