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Myrsine africana, Cape Myrtle, African Boxwood

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Myrsine africana

Cape Myrtle, African Boxwood
Family: Primulaceae   (Formerly:Myrsinaceae)
Origin: South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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The small oval-shaped leaves are a glossy dark green colour. Typical of this species, the upper half of the leaf edge is slightly cut with fine teeth. A very nice plant for small hedges.


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Myrsine africana, Cape Myrtle, African Boxwood

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Myrsine africana, Cape Myrtle, African Boxwood

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