Grewia flavescens, Sandpaper Raisin

Grewia flavescens

Sandpaper Raisin
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Grewioideae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Grewia flavescens (Sandpaper Raisin) is a small tree or large shrub native to South Africa. It is a versatile species as it can be used for bonsai and landscaping. The tree can reach heights of 5-10 feet tall as a shrub and 10-20 feet tall as a small tree.

This plant needs full sun to thrive and it enjoys moderate water. It will produce yellow and orange flowers, which will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. At maturity, it is cold hardy and can handle temperatures of at least 30 degrees Fahrenheit for a short period of time, making it suitable for USDA Zones 9-11.

Growers in colder regions must take extra care to protect their Grewia flavescens from frost and cold temperatures. The best approach is to plant the tree in a pot. The pot can then be moved indoors during colder months and placed back outdoors during warmer weather. If a pot is used, make sure to select one large enough to accommodate growth, as the tree can reach heights of up to 10 feet tall. Additionally, provide the tree with plenty of sunshine and water so that it will thrive.

In summary, the Grewia flavescens (Sandpaper Raisin) is a versatile plant species as it can be used in bonsai and landscaping. It is native to South Africa, likes full sun and moderate water, and produces yellow and orange flowers. It is cold hardy to at least 30 degrees Fahrenheit and can survive in USDA Zones 9-11, but extra care must be taken for colder regions. Growers should consider planting the tree in a pot to ensure it survives the colder months and can thrive in the warm summer months.

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Grewia flavescens - seeds

Sandpaper raisin. A member of tiger bush. Shows somewhat climbing growth. Small bushy shrub native to Central Africa, pretty yellow flowers. Fruits are small, brown, reportedly edible, related to the phalsa.
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