Asparagus falcatus

Botanical Name: Asparagus falcatus

Common Name(s): Large forest asparagus, Sicklethorn, Yellowwood asparagus

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Description:

A large, thorny climbing plant with white flowers and red berries. It bears shiny, dark green, sickle-shaped foliage with a prominent vein.

Family: Liliaceae

Synonym: Protasparagus falcatus (L.) Oberm.

Botanical Pronunciation: Ass-par-ag-us fal-kay-tus

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Flowers


September
October
November
December

Description:
This plant bears white, fragrant flowers from September to December.


Foliage

Description:
Asparagus falcatus has shiny, dark green, sickle-shaped foliage with a prominent vein.


Fruit

Description:
This plant bears red berries.


Growth Rate

Fast

Origin

Southern Africa
Africa

 

 

 

Other Languages

Doringtou (A)
Imblekazana (Z)

Planting Instructions

Plant in full sun to semi shaded area. The plant grows best in moist, well-drained humus-peat soil.

 

Size

7m * 4m

Soil Conditions

Well drained , Moist

Uses in landscape design

This plant is often grown as a security hedge in Southern Africa.

 

Wildlife Attractions

bees , birds , insects

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