Acokanthera oblongifolia
WINTERSWEET, BUSHMAN'S POISON
Apocynaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: moderate wind, second line salt wind
5m
Plant habit
 
3m

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Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in white

Flowering Time: early spring to late spring, early winter to late winter

Leaves: red new leaves; turning purple in winter; crossed leaf arrangement

Ornamental Fruit: purple to black
 
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Acokanthera oblongifolia
WINTERSWEET, BUSHMAN'S POISON
Apocynaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: moderate wind, second line salt wind
5m
Plant habit
 
3m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in white

Flowering Time: early spring to late spring, early winter to late winter

Leaves: red new leaves; turning purple in winter; crossed leaf arrangement

Ornamental Fruit: purple to black


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical & coastal designs

Uses: formal screen, informal screen

Growth rate: slow

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: deer resistant



HAZARDS

Ingestion dangers: bark, bulb, fruit, green fruit, leaves, roots, sap, seeds, stems (all)






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