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African Dogwood

Rhamnus prinoides

Camdeboo Stinkwood, Glossy-leaf, Shiny-leaf buckthorn (Eng), Blinkblaar, Camdeboostinkhout (Afr.)

The African dogwood is a very attractive dense shrub or a small tree. It has glossy green foliage and colorful fruits, which at various stages are green, yellow, red and purple or all at the same time. It is fit for small gardens and hedges, especially in cold areas. It grows naturally at medium to high altitudes, near streams or along forest margins. This tree is no relation of the American and Asian dogwoods (Cornus sp.) though grown for their attractive bracts.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

When cut and placed in water, the foliage keeps fresh for a long time.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds in spring in a sandy, compost mix, cover seeds lightly with the mix and keep moist.

Special features

Attracts birds
Many bird species feed on the fruit.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees
Hedge plant
The dense foliage makes this a good hedge specimen.

Geography

Origin
Africa, Eritrea and Ethiopia to South Africa
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Rhamnaceae
Flower colour
Greenish
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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