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Rothmannia globosa

Common names: Bell Gardenia, September Bells (E); umPhazane (Z); Klokkieskatjiepiering (A); umGubhe (X);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Rothmannia globosa

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

6m x 4m
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

Rothmannia globosa

DESCRIPTION

A decorative ornamental shrub or small tree with glossy, dark-green foliate. It produces a profusion of scented creamy-white bell-shaped flowers in early spring. It bears large round green fruits that ripen to become brown, hard an woody.

LANDSCAPING USES
Use this shrub in an informal shrub border or plant it alongside a dam, stream or pond.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country, Grassland, Rockery, Water, Woodland
FOLIAGE
FRUIT

4 Responses

  1. Hi Carin

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    The roots of Rothmannia globosa can spread up to 6m and it is safe to plant it at least 2m from any structure.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Hi Glenice

    what does the root system of Rothmannia globosa look like? Can it be planted in close proximity of a boundary wall and swimming pool?

  3. Hi Jeanette

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    The Gardenia family, to which Rothmannia globosa belongs, is relatively easy to propagate from seed. Perhaps your seeds were parasitised?

    Seed should be collected when the fruit turns brown. Rinse off the pulp and soak the seeds in boiling water before planting out.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  4. hello hopefully you can help me I have been trying to grow a rothmannia globosa,bell gardenia I have tried ths seeds,then small fresh cuttings,also tried the old wood cuttings but no luck thanking Jeanette

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