Cape Stock-Rose
Sparmannia africana

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sparmannia (spar-MAHN-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: africana (af-ri-KAHN-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Oakland, California

Pebble Beach, California

San Francisco, California

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 28, 2014, mdicarlo65 from Springfield, VA wrote:

In the Netherlands we grow this as a large indoor house plant. You think that's a special version or could I try it here in VA?

Positive

On Jan 7, 2011, The_Beak from Pebble Beach, CA wrote:

This 14' tree grew like a weed, protected from the wind. After blooming and thriving for 3 years, its trunks put out tiny hanging roots at the the bottom(s), and those trunks detached themselves from the underground root system. We were able to pick up these trunks and plant them elsewhere.
We have had no skin irritation problems and no reseeding. Does not appear to be a bird or butterfly attraction.

Positive

On Jul 25, 2004, SAkiwi from Auckland
New Zealand wrote:

The Cape Stock Rose originates from the Eastern Cape in South Africa and it is easily grown from cuttings of about 20 cn or 9 inches.

It is a beautiful ornamental shrub with white flowers that can grow quickly if in a sunny well drained sandy soil. It does not like fertiliser as does any other fynbos. A pleasant gardening experience.