Myrsine africana
CAPE MYRTLE, AFRICAN BOX WOOD
Primulaceae-Myrsinaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.2m
Plant habit
 
0.75m

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Origins: Atlantic Islands, Tropical Africa, Southern Africa, Himalayas, China-Korea-Taiwan

Other Botanical Names: Myrsine retusa

Other Common Names: Cape Beech

 
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Myrsine africana
CAPE MYRTLE, AFRICAN BOX WOOD
Primulaceae-Myrsinaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.2m
Plant habit
 
0.75m

FEATURES

Flowers: yellow-brown

Flowering Time: late spring

Leaves: aromatic


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits coastal, cottage & mediterranean designs

Uses: border, formal hedge, formal edging

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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