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Colletia hystrix , Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush

Colletia hystrix

Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush
Family: Rhamnaceae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Colletia hystrix is a very thorny ewergreen shrub. Covered in tiny white fragrant flowers in the autumn. The cultivar 'Rosea' appears to be variable in color, although called 'rosy' and definitely bearing rosy-pink buds some of this are pink when they open while others start pink, then opening to white.

It is often used as a barrier plant and seems to work against most animals.


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Colletia hystrix , Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush
Colletia hystrix , Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush
Colletia hystrix , Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/colletia_hystrix.htm