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Buxus natalensis

English: Natal box; Afrikaans: Grootblaarbuksboom

Buxus natalensis - a Much branched evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading branches, seldom reaching 10m in height, occurring as an undershrub or understory tree in coastal evergreen forest and bush. When leaning on tall trees, it can reach a height of 30m. Bark corky, grey to brown. Main stem straight & slender (up to 300mm dia.) Leaves shiny green. Flowers small, green, in axillary clusters (Aug-Sept). Fruit a brown capsule about 2cm long, crowned with 3 conspicious horns (Sept-Dec). Grows well in deep shade, semi-shade and in full sunlight it can grow into a handsome tree. A decorative garden plant in shade or container. Ideal for small, sandy, shady gardens. Not wind resistant and prefers regular watering.

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