Bushman's Tea, Khat, Qat, Cat, Miraa, Jaad

Catha edulis

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Catha (KAY-tha) (Info)
Species: edulis (ED-yew-liss) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Roselle Park, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 2, 2006, gooley from Hawthorne, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

My oldish copy of the Sunset Western Garden Book lists this as an attractive ornamental shrub for dry areas not prone to frost or poor drainage, tolerant of poor soils, but it seems that a 1993 DEA ruling effectively makes it illegal in the US. Australia and Britain: seems to be okay to own. Probably too cold where I am (zone 8b, north Florida), legal or not.

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