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Rhamnus prinoides

Common names: Dogwood (E); umNyenye (Z); Blinkblaar (A); umGlindi (X);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Rhamnus prinoides

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

7m x 5m
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

Rhamnus prinoides

DESCRIPTION

An evergreen shrub or small tree with a dense roundish crown. The smooth bark is grey-brown. The sparse flowers are tiny and greenish yellow. It bears round fleshy berries which ripen to a deep red and are attractive to birds.

WILDLIFE
LANDSCAPING USES
A perfect hedge or screen plant suitable for small gardens.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Forest, Woodland
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE

2 Responses

  1. Hi Ane

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    It sounds like your conditions may not be suited for either Buddleja saligna or Rhamnus prinoides.

    You could consider:
    – Cassinopsis ilicifolia (Lemon thorn)
    – Duvernoia adhatoides (Pistol bush)
    – Diospyros whyteana (Bladdernut)

    Flourish!
    Glenice
    Your conditions and spal

  2. Hi There!
    I was hoping to get your professional opinion on an idea I have.

    I am looking for a tree/shrub that can be planted as a privacy screen and windbreaker in my garden.
    The False Olive (Buddleja Saligna) is an obvious first choice, but I was wondering if the Dogwood would make a good alternative (the yellow flowers and berries could add interest).

    Does it have an aggressive root system? Will it work if planted plus minus 1m from the boundary wall?
    How quickly does it grow and what is the maximum height I can expect.

    p.s. the area in question is next to and underneath a BIG Acacia. So winter sun and summer shade.

    Your input is greatly appreciated?

    Thank you
    Ane

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