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Acokanthera oblongifolia


Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Acokanthera
                        Specie: Acokanthera oblongifolia

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Dark green leaves tinged with purple; white sweet-scented flowers in spring

Uses: Hedge Screen Shrub borders Seaside gardens

Zones: 9-11

Description: Native to the coastal zone of eastern South Africa and adjacent Mozambique, this is the more ornamental of the 2 cultivated species. A shrub of around 10 ft (3 m), its handsome foliage is often tinged purple, coloring more deeply in winter. The sweet-scen

Growth Habit: Erect with dense branching

Comments: All parts of this plant are poisonous

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