Rhoicissus tridentata   AC2

Rhoicissus tridentata

Bushmans Grape (english)
Bosmansdruif (afrikaans)
isinwasi (zulu)
isaoni (xhosa)

Taxonomy:

Family VITACEAE
Genus Rhoicissus
Specie tridentata
SA Plant Number 456.6
Basionym Rhoicissus tridentata

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Description:

Rhoicissus tridentata is a very hardy, deciduous, fast-growing, drought-resistant, vigorous climber or scrambling shrub with attractive, dark-green foliage that turns red in autumn.

The small, greenish-yellow flowers are borne in tight clusters on a densely-hairy inflorescence from November to April.The decorative clusters of edible, red, grape-like berries become black and attract birds to the garden.

It has many medicinal and traditional uses. The trailing stems are lovely in flower arrangements.Ideal for screening on a fence or cascading down a bank.It also makes a good subject for a large hanging basket.

Plant in well-drained soil in sun, semi-shade or shade.

Size: 1 to 3m

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Distribution:

Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape

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