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Nylandtia spinosa

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Family: Polygalaceae
Genus: Nylandtia
Species: spinosa (spy-NO-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Mundia spinosa

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral ecrane3 On Jun 30, 2007, ecrane3 from Dublin, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

South African native, found in Namaqualand, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape coast. Found in Fynbos, Succulent Karoo, and Savanna plant communities. Fruits are edible. Some herbal/medicinal uses.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California



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