Greyia

Family: Greyiaceae

 

Description

Shrubby plants from South Africa ranging from cool temperate to subtropics.

Highly coloured flowers look reminiscent of bottlebrushes.

Decorative leaves are somewhat maple-like and are known to turn colour in winter before falling.

Can be a wiry twisted looking plant when deciduous.

Can be propagate by seed, suckers and cuttings.

 

Choices

G. radlkoferi – bold leaves and red bottlebrush-like flowers.

G. sutherlandii – medium to tall shrub with slightly smaller flowers.

 

Known problems

Need excellent drainage.


Greyia leaf
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