Psychotria capensis

Water Needs

ater needs; moderate; high

Psychotria capensis
Shrub medium; Shrub large
Black Birdberry

2 - 3 m

Size

Light Conditions

shade; semi-shade

Frost

light

Flowers

yellow December to June; summer autumn winter

screen; sun; semi-shade; shade; container; rockery; shrubbery; wildlife birds; narrow spaces;

Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest; coastal kzn; wetland pond; rocky places; grassland

Region

subtropical east coast; thicket; bushveld savanna; highveld

Rain Season

summer

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Description

2-3 m; rounded, dense crown; yellow flowers in December to June; evergreen; neat shape; protect when young, then partially frost hardy; good rains; plant in shade to partial shade and full sun; attracts birds. Grows in evergreen forests, forest margins, scrub and dune bush, edges of rivers and rocky outcrops in high rainfall grassland, from Knysna through the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal to Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Northern Province, southern Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Psychotria capensis
Psychotria capensis