Acokanthera oppositifolia

Botanical Name: Acokanthera oppositifolia

Common Name(s): Bushman Poison

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Description:

Acokanthera oppositifolia is a medium to large sized evergreen shrub. All parts of this plant is poisonous. 

Family: Apocynaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: ag-ath-OHS-muh oh-VAY-tuh

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Semi Deciduous
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Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Shade
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Low Watering

Drought Tolerance

High

Flowers


June
July
August
September
October

Foliage

Fruit

Growth Rate

Fast

Interesting Info

This plant attracts birds, bees and butterflies. It does well planted in shade or full sun. It is used as a landscape feature plant and does well planted in containers. It is ideal for coastal gardens and is wind resistant.

 

Origin

Southern and Central Africa

 

Other Languages

Boesmansgif (A)

Mothokonyepe (Nso)

Intlungunyembe (Xho)

Possible Problems

A. oppositifilia is highly poisinous. Keep this in mind when planning a garden with small children.

Size

Height: 2 - 5 m

Spread: 3 - 5m

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