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Myrsine africana

Myrsine africana
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Common Name: Cape Myrtle, African Boxwood

Plant Family: Myrsinaceae

Useful for:  Topiary
Planting Style:  formal
Season of Interest:  All year round
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy to minus 5 deg. C
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant

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A rare evergreen shrub with small rounded leaves forming a dense rounded mound. Can be clipped or used as a hedge, good for formal gardens. Small purple fruit may follow the tiny flowers. Grow in well drained soil in sun to part shade in a sheltered spot.