This small, slow-growing shrub is recognised for its glossy, aromatic, dark green foliage. During spring tiny cream toned flowers appear at the base of the leaves. The name Myrsine is from the Greek name for the similar-looking Myrtle. This plant is slow growing, but long-lived and definitely worth the patience to grant it a spot in your garden or landscape. Myrsine Africana is ideal for hedging, screening or potted in patio containers and pots. Plant Myrsine Africana in an area of full sun to part shade, with moist well drained soil. Myrsine Africana will however tolerate a range of soils and conditions and it drought tolerant once established. Myrsine Africana is a low maintenance plant. Protect from cold, drying winds. A regular, light pruning of the tips will encourage a busy growth. Myrsine Africana can grow to a height of 1.5 metres and a width of 75 centimetres.This small slow-growing shrub is recognised for its glossy aromatic dark green foliage. During spring tiny cream toned flowers appear at the base of the leaves. The name Myrsine is from the Greek name for the similar-looking Myrtle. This plant is slow growing but long-lived and definitely worth the...
|Common Name||African Box|
|Plant Type||Evergreen / Hedge / Outdoor / Perennial / Shrub|
|In highlights list||Yes|
|Dimensions||1.5m high x 75cm wide|
|Sunlight||Full Sun / Part Sun|
|Foliage Colour||Cream / Green|
|Foliage Type||Obtuse - Bluntly Tipped|
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