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Flueggea virosa, White Berry Bush, Witbessiesbos, Mutangahuma, Chinese Waterberry
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Flueggea virosa

White Berry Bush, Witbessiesbos, Mutangahuma, Chinese Waterberry
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flueggea virosa is a dioecious, multistemmed, fast-growing, bushy shrub that is native to southern Africa, but has naturalized in other regions such as Hawaii, Taiwan, and China. It grows best in full sun to partial shade and prefers moderate water, but is also drought tolerant. It should be planted in well-drained soil and given some protection from cold. Mature plants are cold hardy down to temperatures of 30F for a short time.

This plant produces an abundance of large, ovoid, red or white edible fruits year-round. The fruit has a sweet taste similar to grapes and is high in vitamin C, minerals, and dietary fiber. It can be consumed fresh, dried, or processed into syrup, jams, or jellies. All parts of the plant are edible, and the leaves can be used in teas or as seasoning, while the bark can be used as a substitute for cinnamon.

The slender branches of Flueggea virosa are used to make fish traps, and the roots and fruit are believed to be an effective snakebite remedy. A research study has also found that this plant can be used in the treatment of hepatitis C.

This plant is low maintenance and does not require additional feeding once established. It attracts birds and butterflies and can be used for creating a hedge or barrier.




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Flueggea virosa - seeds

White Berry Bush, Chinese Waterberry. Flueggea virosa is a dioecious, multistemmed, fast-growing, bushy shrub, with some small, thorn-like branches. It bears very small flowers which are creamy green. Fruit are white and fleshy. The small fruit is sweet and eaten by people, animals and birds when ripe. The roots and fruits are believed to be an effective snakebite remedy. Roots of this plant are also used in some African communities medicinally.
Sow the seeds in a well-drained seedling growth medium. Germination is normally very good. It is a low maintenance plant that can grow without any extra feeding except watering at least once every second week. Once this plant is established, routine maintenance is unnecessary. It attracts birds and butterflies. It can also be used for creating a hedge or barrier.
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