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Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus, Candlewood, Cherrywood

Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus

Candlewood, Cherrywood
Family: Celastraceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It grows well under a variety of conditions and habitats, coping with summer, winter and year-round rainfall, temperate to subtropical climates, from the coast to the mountains and forests to grasslands, where it is often found on rocky koppies or among boulders. It is frost tolerant and also copes with wind and sea-spray.




Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/pterocelastrus_tricuspidatus.htm