Grewia occidentalis

An attractive shrub or small tree which produces attractive star-shaped mauve flowers.
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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
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A fast-growing and hardy evergreen shrub with attractive, glossy, dark green leaves and trailing stems. It bears gorgeous star-like pink flowers with a cluster of prominent, bright yellow stamens. It bears distinctive, edible fruits that are clustered together in a square or cross shape.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts birds and butterflies.
Grewia occidental is is the larval host plant of Rufous-winged Elfin and Buff-tipped Skipper butterflies.

MAINTENANCE:
Prune to keep in shape.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, forest, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Plant the Grewia ocidentalis in an informal border to attract birds.
It is also a wonderful screening plant for a larger garden.
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