Senecio barbertonicus

An evergreen, succulent shrub which bears yellow flowers.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.4m x 0.4m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 2m x 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

Senecio barbertonicus is a dense bushy perennial shrub. It is an evergreen succulent. Younger stems are green turning brown and woody at maturity. Old stems are brittle and rough due to the persistent leaf bases of old leaves. Leaves are green for 3–5 seasons, succulent, bright to dark green and finger-like. Flowering stems protrude above the leaves and bear composite flower heads in small flat-topped clusters. The tubular, bright-yellow flowers are sweet-scented. Fruits are 3.5 mm long, cylindrical, ribbed and covered with stiff hairs between the ribs.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers attract insects and a host of butterflies find them irresistible.

MAINTENANCE:
Prune every 3 seasons to remove older stems and to encourage new, green growth .

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Country, fynbos, rockery, succulent

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