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Plant Species of the genus Brunia

Information about this genus
Name: Brunia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: These shrubs demand perfect drainage and will not tolerate continually wet winter conditions or hard or repeated frosts. They are best grown in a light or rocky soil with the addition of some compost or humus. They will grow in sun or partial shade but need sunlight to flower well. Propagate from seed or half-hardened tip cuttings of non-flowering stems.
Description: Resembling the better-known and closely related Berzelia, this South African genus is made up of 7 species of upright yet bushy evergreen shrubs that look rather conifer-like when not in flower. Their leaves are either linear or small and overlapping in a whipcord or scaly fashion. Pompon or ball-shaped heads of minute green to cream flowers develop mainly at the branch tips, usually from late summer. The flowers last well when cut and make an interesting addition to an arrangement.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Brunia albiflora 9-11
Brunia nodiflora 9-10

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