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Grewia sp., Raisin Bush

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 Grewia sp.
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Grewioideae
Raisin Bush
Origin: South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name

A deciduous shrub. It is hardy to zone 9. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs).

The plant prefers light sandy, medium loamy and heavy clay soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic soils. It can grow in semi-shade, light woodland or no shade. It requires moist soil. Succeeds in most soils. Propagation: seed - sowing the seed in late winter in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

The fruit is about the size of a pea. The fruit are edible raw or cooked, a pleasant acid taste.

Other Uses: fiber, paper, wood. A fibre is obtained from the bark, it is used in paper and rope making but is not very durable. The fibers are 1-1.6mm. Wood - tough and elastic but with a very unpleasant odor when first cut. It is used for making oar shafts, tool handles etc.

Species and varieties:

Grewia bicolor

Grewia flavescens

Grewia hexamita

Grewia lasiocarpa

Grewia microthyrsa

Grewia monticola

Grewia occidentalis

Grewia olukondae

Grewia robusta

Grewia vernicosa

Grewia villosa


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 Grewia sp., Raisin Bush

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Grewia sp., Raisin Bush

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Grewia sp., Raisin Bush

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Grewia sp., Raisin Bush

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A shrub or small tree from coastal southeastern South Africa with small, dark green leaves and lavender, star-shaped flowers.
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