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Portulacaria afra

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Plant Type: Succulent shrub
Aspect: Full sun, exposed sites
Foliage: Small succulent leaves
Flower colour: Pink
Flowering period: Winter
Growth form: Succulent
Size - height & spread : 150 cm x 100 cm
Soil type/requirements: Poor, free draining soil.
Water requirements (established plants): Natural rainfall only
Native Distribution: South Africa

Elephant bush. Can grow to 2.5 metres or more. Recently found to be effective in carbon sequestration. It is drought adapted, ideal as a specimen or succulent hedge. Fire resistant and transplants easily, even large plants will establish within a season. An extremely useful plant to provide some cover on dry rocky slopes, looks good interplanted among other species to provide cover and structure in the garden. This plant also makes a good specimen in a container or pot and will withstand extreme conditions such as those on a western or south facing balcony.

We have many different sizes available to order in advance.

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