Ehretia rigida

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 5m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
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Very hardy, deciduous, drought resistant, attractive shrub or small tree with intricate and interesting shapes formed by its tangled branches that arch downwards. The dense tangles make safe nesting sites for birds. The grey-green leaves are clustered on short side branches. It bears small, sweet smelling lilac-white flowers in dense clusters. The orange berries that follow the flowers are a favourite with fruit eating birds.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Sunbirds visit the flowers regularly. An excellent shrub for a bird garden.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, rockery, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
This extremely hardy plant is a decorative addition to any garden for sun or semi-shade positions. It can be used in an informal hedge and a security barrier. When pruned with a single stem it makes a beautiful standard or tree for a small garden.
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