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Acnistus arborescens, Hollowheart, Wild Tabbaco

Acnistus arborescens

Hollowheart, Wild Tabbaco
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Acnistus arborescens is characterized as a shrubby, rapid growth tree that can attain ten or more feet in height.

Small flowers are followed by little orange tomato-like fruits.

Extracts from this plant have historically been used by natives as an herbal treatment for cancer.





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Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis, Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet

Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis

Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantPoisonous or toxic

This shrub is one of three members of the genus, Acokanthera. It belongs to the same family as many popular subtropical ornamental plants such as frangipani, allamanda and oleander, as well as the impala lily and num-num. This family is characterized by having sweetly scented flowers and sticky, milky sap which is very poisonous. The Bushman's poison is a hardy drought. It's a frost resistant, evergreen shrub that tolerates full sun but prefers shade, it also does well as a container plant.



Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis, Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet
Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis, Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet
Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis, Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet


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Acokanthera oppositifolia, Bushman's Poison

Acokanthera oppositifolia

Bushman's Poison
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Poisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This shrub is one of three members of the genus, Acokanthera. It belongs to the same family as many popular sub-tropical, ornamental plants such as frangipani, allamanda and oleander, as well as the impala lily and num-num. This family is characterized by having sweetly scented flowers, and sticky, milky sap which is often poisonous. The Bushman's poison is a hardy drought and frost resistant evergreen shrub. It tolerates full sun but prefers shade. It also does well as a container plant.





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Actinidia sp., Actinidia

Actinidia sp.

Actinidia
Family: Actinidiaceae
Origin: Eastern Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus includes shrubs growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall, and vigorous, strong-growing vines, growing up to 30 m (98 ft) in tree canopies. The fruit is a large berry containing numerous small seeds; in most species, the fruit is edible.



Actinidia sp., Actinidia
Actinidia rufa
Actinidia sp., Actinidia
Actinidia sp., Actinidia
Actinidia sp., Actinidia


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Adenanthos sericeus, Coastal Woolly Bush

Adenanthos sericeus

Coastal Woolly Bush
Family: Proteaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A. sericeus is an ornamental shrub, with soft grey foliage, and red flowers that bloom in spring. It is an excellent choice for coastal planting, as it tolerates both salt and wind tolerant. However, this plant will not withstand heavy clay or wet soil.





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