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African Boxwood

Myrsine africana

SKU
03476
Slow growing evergreen shrub with marked drought resistance for warmer climates. Glossy foliage emerges with red highlights, then matures to green. May be tip pruned or sheared at any time to limit height. A useful hedge material in hot dry climates.
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9-11

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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityMedium growth rate 3 to 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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