Flueggea Virosa ~ White Berry Bush ~ Edible Fruit ~ Fast Growing ~ RARE 5 Seeds ~
THIS LISTING IS FOR 5 SEEDS OF FLUEGGEA VIROSA Flueggea virosa is a usually deciduous shrub or small tree with many erect or arching branches; it usually grows up to 4 metres tall, but exceptionally to 7 metres. It has numerous branches arising from the base and spirally arranged upwards The plant can be deciduous in seasonal climates, but evergreen if there is a more regular supply of moisture A multi-purpose plant with a wide range of medicinal and other uses. It is said to be one of the most important medicinal plants of the Sahel region, where it is commonly harvested from the wild. It is often cultivated in various parts of its range, both for its various useful purposes and also as an ornamental hedge, being valued for its bushy nature, attractive foliage and white waxy fruits The plant is commonly spared when clearing land or at weeding operations. Flueggea virosa is a dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants), multistemmed, fast-growing, bushy shrub, 2-3 m but sometimes a spreading tree up to 4 m high, with some small, thorn-like branches. The bark is reddish brown to brown. The leaves are green, crowded along the branchlets. It bears very small flowers which are creamy green. Fruit are white and fleshy and appear in December-March. Flowering time: October-January. The fruit must be cleaned and the small seeds dried. Sow the seeds at least within a month of collecting in a well-drained seedling growth medium. Germination is normally very good. It is a low maintenance plant that can grow without any extra feeding except watering at least once every second week. Once this plant is established, routine maintenance is unnecessary. It can be used for creating a soft screening and is ideal as a backdrop. It attracts birds and butterflies. It can also be used for creating a hedge or barrier.
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