Random Harvest on Facebook Twitter Rss Pinterest Instagram googlePlus Youtube | [email protected]| 082 553 0598

Ochna natalitia close up of fruit

Ochna natalitia

Showy Plane (english)
Pronkrooihout (afrikaans)
Mbovu (zulu)
Isibomvu (xhosa)

Taxonomy:

Family OCHNACEAE
Genus Ochna
Specie natalitia
SA Plant Number 481
Basionym Ochna natalitia

Tell Your Friends:

Description:

Ochna natalitia is a hardy, semi-deciduous, large shrub with glossy leaves that flush red in spring.

This beautiful plant deserves pride of place in any garden with its profuse, sweetly scented, yellow flowers from September to December and black fruit on an enlarged red calyx.

The calyx persists for months and they look like starry red flowers.

The seeds attract so many birds to the garden that the shrub literally shivers with birds.

Plant in well-drained compost rich soil in sun or semi-shade. Makes a beautiful container plant.

Used medicinally.

Size Up to 4m

Wildlife:

Uses:

Distribution:

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, North West Province
+

Admin Notice:


Tel: 082 553 0598   Fax: 086 644 9554   Open Monday to Sunday 08h00 - 17h00.  Open on Public holidays.
Powered by ITM Website Design Cape Town