Freylinia tropica

Water Needs

moderate

Freylinia tropica
Shrub small; Shrub medium
Honeybell Bush

1 – 2.5 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

hardy

Flowers

blue; lilac; white winter and spring

sun; semi-shade; sandy soils; container; rockery; shrubbery; damp sun; screen; narrow spaces; slope bank; wildlife insects butterflies

Garden Situation

Habitat

bushveld; water

Region

Highveld

Rain Season

summer

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Description

The Honeybell Bush is an attractive, hardy, easy-to-grow evergreen shrub that is used widely in South African gardens. Late winter and spring see the softly weeping stems covered in tiny clusters of blue, white or lilac flowers, and off and on through the year. Foliage is attractive, with small, glossy leaves along arching stems, and mature height ranges from 1 to 2,5 m with an equal spread. This frost and drought hardy shrub makes an excellent screen takes well to pruning into a hedge and helps to knit together a variety of shrubbery plants. Either single or multi-stemmed, the Freylinia can be pruned into a small tree and is an excellent container subject.

Freylinia tropica
Freylinia tropica