Galpinia transvaalica, Wild Pride of India, Knoppieblaar

Galpinia transvaalica

Wild Pride of India, Knoppieblaar
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: South Africa
Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plant

This tree is part of a small family of herbs, small trees and shrubs found in subtropical and tropical regions. Its attractive flower heads and colored spring foliage make it a popular ornamental tree. This tree is attractive as a hedge plant. It has a non-aggressive root system and can be planted close to walls and paved areas. The wild pride-of- India can be successfully planted in containers and makes excellent bonsai specimens.

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