Myrsine africana

Botanical Name: Myrsine africana

Phonetic: Mir-Seen-uh Aff-rih-kah-nuh

Common Name(s): African Boxwood

Family: Myrsinaceae
Origin: Azores, east Africa, South Africa, Himalayas, China
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, broadly ovate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Inconspicuous
Flower Color(s): Inconspicuous

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 8-11
Climate Zone(s): 8,9,14-17, 20-24
Growth Rate: Slow
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 4-6 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems
Soil: Loamy soils, regular moisture

Features: Aromatic leaves when crushed, upright attractive red stems, small round fruit can grow on female plants
Uses: Clipped, container plant, border plant, low hedge

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