3' - 8' x 4' - 5'
Dark Green, Glossy
Adverse Growth Factors
Description and Cultural Plant Tips
Myrsine africana is a small evergreen shrub that has a dense, rounded form. It can be substituted for the English boxwood that requires much more water. It looks good as a foundation shrub or a formal hedge. Can be kept at 3 -4 feet with moderate clipping. It is drought tolerant when established.
Plant slightly above soil grade in either sun or part shade. Add amendments or well-aged compost to soil for a more robust plant. Mulch after planting.
No significant diseases. It is susceptible to spider mites and occasionally scale.
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