When in bloom Grewia bicolor (White Raisin) produces clusters of yellow and orange flowers that give off a sweet scent.
This drought-tolerant large shrub, growing 5-10 feet tall, is a great addition to vegetable gardens and other landscaping projects. It needs full sun or light shade and regular water when establishing. Once established, Grewia bicolor is a low maintenance plant and only needs moderate water.
In colder climates, Grewia bicolor can be grown in pots and brought indoors during freezing weather. Once mature, a Grewia bicolor is cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time, making this a great choice for USDA Zone 9-11. To give your Grewia bicolor the best chance at surviving the winter, make sure to keep the soil moist and shield your plant from strong winds and cold air. You can also use a thick layer of mulch around your shrub to help conserve soil moisture.
Growing and caring for Grewia bicolor is quite simple and straightforward. Keep the soil moist and fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer in early spring. Prune off dead branches as they appear and cut back the shrub as needed to maintain shape and size. With proper care and attention, this beautiful plant is sure to thrive in your garden or landscape.