Rhamnus prinoides

Rhamnus prinoides

Common Names

African Dogwood, Camdeboo Stinkwood, Glossy-leaf (english)
Blinkblaar, Camdeboostinkhout (afrikaans)
umGlindi, Umlindi (xhosa)
umGilindi, uNyenye, umHlinye (zulu)
liNyenye (swazi)
Mofifi (sesotho)


Genus Rhamnus
Species prinoides
SA Plant Number 452
Basionym Rhamnus prinoides


Rhamnus prinoides is a very hardy, evergreen, very fast growing, large shrub with beautiful glossy almost mirror-like leaves.

The small inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers are borne all year round and attract insects. 

The black berries which follow provide food for fruit eating birds almost all year round. These features make this a must for any bird garden.

It is also a host plant to the Forest-king Charaxes butterfly.

Plant in full sun or semi-shade. It is quite a rampant shrub and should be trimmed to keep in shape in smaller gardens.

Widely used for medicinal and magical purposes.





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