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Acokanthera oppositifolia


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Leathery dark green leaves with a purple tinge; white sweet-scented flowers

Uses: Hedge Screen Shrub borders Seaside gardens

Zones: 9-11

Description: Widespread in eastern South Africa and extending northward into the East African highlands, this was the main arrow-poison species. Its flowers and fruits are respectively little more than half the length of those of Acokanthera oblongifolia, and t

Growth Habit: Erect with dense branching

Comments: All parts of this plant are poisonous

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