Cussonia thyrsiflora

Cussonia thyrsiflora

Cape Coast Cabbage Tree (english)
Kaapse Kuskiepersol (afrikaans)
umsenge (zulu)
umsenge (xhosa)

Taxonomy:

Family ARALIACEAE
Genus Cussonia
Specie thyrsiflora
SA Plant Number 565
Basionym Cussonia thyrsiflora

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Description:

Cussonia thyrsiflora is a hardy, evergreen scrambling shrub or small tree that tends to creep along the ground.

It has large dark green glossy leaves. The large umbels of flowers are greenish-yellow and borne from November to January.

 The purple fruit are closely crowded along the flowering spike and attract fruit eating birds to the garden.

This plant is a curiosity. Plant in well-drained soil in semi shade or sun.

Size Up to 5m

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Distribution:

Eastern Cape, Western Cape
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