River Resin Bush

Euryops virgineus

Honey Euryops

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A colourful fast growing shrub with a mass of small yellow flowers and small green leaves. It can grow up to 3.5m tall and flowers in late winter to spring with a honey scent. It responds well to heavy pruning after flowering and is a great quick garden filler. Flowers attract many bees and cheers up a garden after winter. It is a drought and wind resistant shrub.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Winter

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Cut flowers as needed and harvest seed after flower.

Propagation

Seed

Sowing in Autumn to a depth 1.5 times deeper than the seed size. Germination time is under a month and transplant as soon as seedlings are strong enough.

Cuttings

Root softwood cuttings during growing season.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Sweet scent lure many insects to visit while in flower.

Drought resistant

Once established can go for extended periods without water.

Hedge plant

Quick growing shrub that will fill an area and can function as hedge or screen.

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Wind break

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

South Africa, Western and Eastern Cape to Swartland.

Natural climate

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Clay, Brack/Saline

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Ornamental

Fast growing garden plant with showy bright yellow flowers.

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

Strong

Problems

Hardy plant with little disease or pests.

Credits

profile iconEuryops virgineus
by P.P.J.Herman, National Herbarium, Pretoria, January 2004 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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