Nuxia congesta is a Hardy, small, evergreen tree or shrub that can grow quite tall in forest conditions and is very variable making it difficult to identify in the wild.
On the Magaliesburg it grows into a small dense rounded tree. The bark is rough and stringy making great habitat for insects. It has attractive, bright green leaves with wavy margins that are variable and can be glossy or hairy.
Heads of tiny white flowers tinged with mauve and have a lovely scent are borne from May to August.They attract a myriad of insects to the garden.
Grows best in full sun or semi-shade. As it is difficult to cultivate it is rarely found in cultivation.
Size:3 to 8m