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Barleria greenii

Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)

Common names: Green’s Barleria, Wild Bush Petunia (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub

Barleria greenii

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 1m

MAXIMUM SIZE:

0.3m x 1.5m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Barleria greenii

DESCRIPTION

This multi-branched shrub has robust stems which are woody at the base. The leaves have small hooks at the tips. The flowers occur in groups in the leaf axils and vary from white to pink and appear from mid- to late summer. The flower bracts are stiff and spiny. The flowers emit a strong, sweet fragrance at night and produce copious quantities of nectar which attracts bumblebees. Hawk moths have been observed feeding from the flowers at night and are thought to be the pollinators.

WILDLIFE
LANDSCAPING USES
This shrub makes a beautiful garden subject as it flowers prolifically.

4 Responses

  1. Hi there

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    If it’s available in the Western Cape, then the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens nursery is likely to have it.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Hi Victoria

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    This is a South African plant which may not be cultivated in Philippines. Ask your local nursery to source it if they can.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  3. Where can you buy this flower? Are they available in the Philippines? Would appreciate a reply..thank you!

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