|Botanical Name||Brugmansia candida|
|Origin||Probably Peru and Columbia|
DescriptionSoft-wooded shrub, 3 m high. Leaves 80-200 x 30-150 mm, plant is covered in very fine hairs. White, pendant, trumpet-like flowers 200-300 mm long.
Where is it found?In and around settled areas. Waste places. Only locally common.
Why is it a problem?No real impact.
How does it spread?Garden escape. Grows freely from cuttings and dumped garden waste. Seeds are not found.
How do I get rid of it?
Fell shrub and treat stump with herbicide.
Cut and paint stump.
Danger is the presence of alkaloids. For more information on the poisonous properties of Angel's trumpet please refer to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Fact Sheet on Poisonous Plants.