Burchellia bubalina

Botanical Name: Burchellia bubalina

Common Name(s): Wild pomegranate

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Description:

An outstanding, if slow-growing, large shrub with neat, glossy, dark green leaves. Showy scarlet to orange flowers appear in clusters from late spring into summer; these contain nectar that attract birds. The fruit is urn-shaped. Plants start to flower while still small.

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Botanical Pronunciation: bur-CHEL-lee-a bub-uh-LEE-nuh.

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

January
February
September
October
November
December

Description:
Bears clusters of showy scarlet to orange flowers that appear from late spring into summer.


Foliage

Description:
This plant bears neat, glossy leaves.


Growth Rate
Slow
Origin

 Southern Africa


Other Languages

wildegranaat (A)
isigolwane (Z)
ithobankomo (X)

Planting Instructions

Planting: This shrub does best in well-drained soil. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add a cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.

Watering and feeding: Water and feed regularly, and keep well mulched with compost.

Pruning: Not necessary, can be shaped occasionally.

Size
3 m * 1.5 m
Uses in landscape design

Garden Design Types: Indegouse gardening (South Africa).

Both the flowers and fruit attract many varieties of birds. This is a good ornamental evergreen shrub for the border and also excellent as a container plant on the patio.


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