Tetradenia riparia

Water Needs

low; moderate; water wise

Tetradenia riparia
Shrub medium
Ginger Bush; Misty Plume Bush; Iboza

2 - 3 m


Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade in very hot areas




blue mauve white; winter

Garden Situation

sun; semi-shade; dry soils; dry shade; moist shade; shrubbery; container; salty; wildlife bees butterflies insects


woodland forest; Coastal KZN; bushveld; grassland


Subtropical East Coast; Highveld; bushveld savanna

Rain Season


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Gorgeous white to mauve large flower heads cover the mostly leafless bush through winter. Separate male and female flowering plants – male plants are a little more compact. Flowering from June to August. Leaves are large, furry, bright green and fragrant; these make for a bright, textured backdrop in spring and summer before leaves turn yellow and fall in autumn. Fast-growing up to 3 m with a rather rambling habit. Prune back hard after flowering. Grows on river banks, forest margins, dry wooded valleys and hillsides. Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga

Tetradenia riparia
Tetradenia riparia