Portulacaria afra

FLOWER COLOUR:  
HEDGE SPACING: 1m
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

An evergreen succulent tree with fleshy stems and a dense crown. The star-shaped pink flowers appear in dense sprays on short side branchlets. The fruit is a 3-winged papery capsule.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, desert, rockery, succulent

LANDSCAPING USES:
Spekboom forms a think, impenetrable hedge, making it a security barrier as well as an ideal nesting site for birds.
FOLIAGE:
FULL GALLERY:
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