Turraea obtusifolia

Water Needs

moderate

Turraea obtusifolia
Shrub small
Honeysuckle bush

1,5 x 1,5

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

moderate

Flowers

white; January to February; summer

sun; semi-shade; light shade; container; sandy soils; wildlife moths insects birds; shrubbery

Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; grassland; bushveld

Region

subtropical east coast; thicket; highveld; savanna bushveld

Rain Season

summer

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Description

This small shrub (1.5 x 1.5) is unscented during the day, and should be planted close to the patio to make the most of the night time fragrance. With outstanding glossy, dark green leaves, and pure white star-like flowers, it is at its best from mid-summer when in flower from January to February. A fairly slow grower, it is small enough for a patio specimen and does well in a pot. Attracts birds and is pollinated by moths.

Turraea obtusifolia
Turraea obtusifolia